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Wolof speaking countries

Wolof is one out of two official languages in Senegal and is spoken in 2 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.
With a share of around 43%, it is most widespread in Senegal. A total of about 8.0 million people worldwide speak Wolof as their mother tongue.
Distribution Wolof

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SenegalWestern Africayes43.1 %7,412,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano6.6 %315,000
GambiaWestern Africano12.6 %313,000


Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Wolof 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 maybe not listed here.