Fulanis are traditionally nomadic people, herding cattle, goats and sheep. They are one of the largest nomadic ethnic groups in the world, spreading over several territories. Fulani who found it more comfortable to abandon traditional nomadic ways and settle in towns or the Fulbe Wuro. These towns or villages were a direct result of a nomadic heritage, and were often founded by individuals who simply chosen to settle in a given area instead of continue on their way.
They follow a code of behavior known as Pulaaku, consisting of the qualities of patience, self control, discipline, prudence, modesty, respect for others (including foes), wisdom, personal responsibility, hospitality, courage, and hard work.