The West AFrican language of the Wolof people in Senegal.
Member of the majority ethnic group living in Senegal. There is also a Wolof minority in Gambia. There are about 2 million speakers of Wolof, a language belonging to the Niger-Congo family. The Wolof are Muslims.
The Wolof are predominantly arable farmers, and some also raise cattle. Before the French colonized the region in the 19th century, the Wolof were divided into kingdoms; the remnants of this three-tiered social structure comprising aristocracy, artisans, and slaves can still be seen.