Picture Languages

Diola speaking countries

Diola is no official language in any country, but is spoken as a mother tongue in two countries by a minor part of the population.

With 843,836 native speakers, Diola has the highest prevalence in Senegal. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 9 percent is in the Gambia. A total of about 1.1 million people worldwide speak Diola as their mother tongue.
Distribution Diola

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SenegalWestern Africano5.0 %844,000
GambiaWestern Africano9.2 %243,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Diola as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.