Wolof speaking countriesWolof is the official language 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 7.8 m people worldwide speak Wolof as their mother tongue.
|Senegal||Western Africa||yes||43.1 %||7,217,000|
|Mauritania||Western Africa||no||6.6 %||307,000|
|Gambia||Western Africa||no||12.6 %||304,000|
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.