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Wolof 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 48%, it is most widespread in Senegal. A total of about 8 million people worldwide speak Wolof as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
SenegalWestern Africayes48.1 %7,624,000
MauritaniaWestern Africano6.6 %292,000
GambiaWestern Africano12.6 %265,000