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Wolof speaking countries

Wolof is the official language in Senegal and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Wolof language (native name: Wollof) has its roots in the Niger–Congo language family.

With a share of around 48%, it is most widespread in Senegal. A total of about 8.2 million people worldwide speak Wolof as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SenegalWestern Africayes48.1 %7,626,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano6.6 %291,000
GambiaWestern Africano12.6 %287,000