Learn Wolof

Tungt influerad av franska och talat i Senegal är Wolof, modersmålet för Wolof-folket. Wolof talas också i Gambia, men denna variant har massor av engelska låneord, snarare än franska. Se upp för numreringssystemet, som är baserat på 5s och 10, så 16 sägs "tio och fem-en, och 17 sägs" tio och fem-två ".

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Senegal

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Fun facts about Wolof

Watch out for the numbering system, which is based on 5s and 10s, so 16 is 'ten and five-one', and 17 is 'ten and five-two'.

'One hand cannot clap' is a Wolof proverb meaning that people who share a common interest need to work together to achieve a common goal. (Benn loxo du tàcu.)

The word 'banana' comes from Wolof.

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