Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fali, a negroid people of Adamawa, Central Soudan, between the upper course of the Benue river and the southern frontiers of Baghirmi. Next to the Battas, the Fali are the most numerous nation in Adamawa, comprising as many as fourteen distinct branches. Their speech differs fundamentally from all the surrounding languages, and the Fali are also distinguished by a relatively fair complexion, in this respect resembling the Fulah intruders more than the negro aborigines of Adamawa. Some are found mixed with Beles, and others in the province of Kalam, on the Bornu frontier. (Barth, Travels, vol. ii.)