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Wolof is the lingua franca in Senegal and belongs to the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by over 3 million people as a mother tongue and by many members of other Senegalese ethnic groups as a second or third language. There are also many Wolof speakers in the neighboring countries of Mauritania and The Gambia.

Current courses: Wolof

Course Fall Spring
Elementary X101/X501 X102/X502
Intermediate X201/X601 X202/X602
Advanced X301/X701 X302/X702

African Languages Minor Requirements: Wolof Track

6 language courses:

  • Elementary level (X101; X102)
  • Intermediate level (X201; X202)
  • Advanced level (X301; X302)

1 linguistics course:

  • Introduction to African Linguistics (L480), or
  • Languages in Africa (L481)

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