Description

Wolof is a language spoken in the Senegambia region of West Africa by the Wolof people. It is also spoke to an extent in other countries such as Mauritania, Guinea, Guinea-Bisaau and Mali.

Interestingly, unlike many other African languages, Wolof is not tonal making it slightly easier to learn. The extent of the use of Wolof is seen in the fact that while the Wolof make up only 40% of Senegal, it is spoken by over 80% of the people as a first, second or third language.

The use of the language is so encouraged that even the smallest effort to speak Wolof instead of colonial French is seen as an olive branch of sorts and can warm the people up to visitors.

With our Wolof Starter Microlearning Course, you can:

  • Identify the alphabet and the sounds in Wolof
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Talk about colors
  • Use numbers 1-20
  • Use the days of the week
  • Use simple greetings
  • Talk about professions
  • Talk about countries and where you live
  • Tell the time
  • Give your phone number and contact details
  • Talk about food and drinks