Oral tradition is very important in his community. If a question is asked and the respondent doesn't want to tell the whole truth, he will reply in Hausa. But if he replies in Fulfulde, then the questioner knows that he spoke the truth: no-one lies in the mother tongue. Much of the preaching the people had previously heard had been in Hausa so they had questioned the validity of the message. However, because the GRN recordings were in Fulfulde, Joe believed the messages and memorized Bible verses, stories, and songs.
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