Wolof belongs to the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family. Its dialects vary between countries (Senegal and the Gambia) and the rural and urban areas. Wolof language speakers also use French and Arabic.

Map of Wolof language speakers.
Map of Wolof language speakers.

Basic stats

First language : 3.2 million

Second language : 3.5 million

Main Countries: Senegal, the Gambia, Mauritania

Alternate names: Ouolof, Yallof, Walaf, Volof, Waro-Waro

ISO 639-3 Code: wol

Language Sample

Doomi aadama yépp danuy juddu, yam ci tawfeex ci sag ak sañ-sañ. Nekk na it ku xam dëgg te ànd na ak xelam, te war naa jëflante ak nawleen, te teg ko ci wàllu mbokk

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Wolof:

Dëgg, kaani la
Truth is a hot pepper

Bala nga koy xam, xamadi dina la rey!
Before you know it ignorance will kill you!

Sa xaritu noon, sa noon la.
Your friend's enemy is your enemy

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Wolof:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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