Wolof

A Niger-Congo language and a member of the West Atlantic family of languages, spoken by over 2 million people as a first or second language mainly in Senegal, with some speakers in nearby Gambia. It is used as an important lingua franca throughout the region.

Wolof is spoken in a variety of dialects. Although the language is not standardized, Dakar Wolof seems to be emerging as a potential standard form. It is spelt in both Arabic and Roman alphabets.

Oral literature in Wolof is substantial.


CLASSIFICATION = Niger-Congo family, SCRIPT = Arabic and Roman

Courses
Wolof learning manual for English speakers WOL CBEG 1
Nanu Jà̀ng Wolof : Let's read Wolof WOL CINT 1(PACK)
Dictionaries
Ay baati Wolof : a Wolof dictionary WOL DICO 2
Wolof-English, English-Wolof dictionary and phrasebook WOL DICO 1
Films
Ainsi meurent les anges (And so angels die) WOL FILM 3(DVD)*
Ceddo WOL FILM 2(DVD)*
Guelwaar FR FILM 169(DVD)
Hyenes (Hyenas) WOL FILM 1(DVD)
Mossane WOL FILM 4(DVD)
Xala WOL FILM 5(DVD)*