Peace Corps - Pulaar Gambia Language Lessons

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US Peace Corps Pulaar (General) - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This book was written to complement and support an intensive 3-month training for Peace Corps volunteers. It is primarily intended to be used alongside daily classes led by an instructor who is a native speaker of Pular. It is also designed to serve as a reference and study tool for the volunteer once at site, whether or not they received extensive language training beforehand. The vocabulary, texts, and examples draw heavily from the experience of volunteers, and the competences reflect the communications needs of someone living and working in a village or town in the Fuuta Jallon. Having said all that, there is no reason why this book couldn’t be used by someone learning entirely on their own, or by someone with needs different from those of a PCV. We hope that travelers, researchers, development workers, missionaries, and others might find this guide useful.

The book is divided into two parts: 9 competence-based chapters, based on cartoon dialogues, which can be covered in three months of training; and 4 chapters based on texts, intended for independent study at site. These texts are considerably more difficult than the dialogues given in the competences; they are raw excerpts from documents written by and for native speakers, and have not been simplified for the learner. They offer a variety of writing styles and illustrate some more advanced grammatical structures.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Gambia: 1967-present
Mali: 1971-2012, 2014-2015
Guinea-Bissau: 1961-1998
Sierra Leon: 1971-2012, 2014-2015
Mauritania: 1966-1967, 1971-2011; Currently Inactive

PROGRAM SECTORS
Gambia: Education, Health, Environment
Mali: Health, Community, Economic Development
Guinea-Bissau: Unknown
Sierra Leon: Health, Community, Economic Development
Mauritania: Education, Health, Environment

Pulaar is a Fula language spoken primarily as a first language by Fula people and Tukolor (or Toorobe) in the Senegal River valley area traditionally known as Futa Tooro, and further south and east. Pulaar speakers, known as Haalpulaar'en live in Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, and western Mali. According to Ethnologue there are several dialect differences, but all are inherently intelligible. Pulaar is not to be confused with Pular, another variety of Fula spoken in Guinea-Conakry (including the Fouta Jallon region). The Pulaar and Pular varieties of Fula are to some extent mutually intelligible, but require a separate literature. Pulaar is written in a Latin alphabet, but historically was written in an Arabic alphabet known as ajami.?

Pulaar (General) is spoken in: Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal

Pulaar (General) is also called: Fulani, Fulbe Jeeri, Fulfulde Pulaar, Fulfulde-Pulaar, Haalpulaar, Peuhl, Peul, Peulh, Pulaar Fulfulde

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