Language of Senegal (please comment)
More Than Dreams - Pulaar Fulfulde Language - Senegal
The Scales of God (Senegal Wolof Language)
Deweneti (Senegal 2006) Wolof w/ English subs
Diongoma Los Afrosalseros de Senegal
Wolof - learn Senegalese language vocabulary, questions - apprendre la langue sénégalaise
Manajah Presents : Senegal
Coca-Cola - It's Beautiful in Senegalese-French
UNICEF: Rural outreach on health and human rights in Senegal
Wolof - learn Senegalese language vocabulary, food - apprendre la langue sénégalaise
FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH = Acacia senegal
TOUBA, YAYEME - SENEGAL
New cabinet named in Senegal
Wolof Proverb 01
Boosting business in Senegal - focus
Homeless-The Real Life in Senegal
A Year in Palmarin Ngounoumane, Senegal. Une année au Sénégal
Prayercast | Senegal
First Ebola case in Senegal as regional fears grow
Learning Hindi and French on a boat in Senegal
Al Gaddafi in Senegal Vision of an African Cultural Revolution to Preserve the African Identity an
Senegal suspends air links with three Ebola-affected countries
Hausa Proverb 01
WHO treating first Senegal Ebola case as 'priority emergency'
Obama visits former slave trade fort in Senegal
African Accent Tag (Senegal)
Wolof Proverb 04
FROM SENEGAL TO SETESDAL - Atolago
The Jesus Film - Mandinka / Mande / Manding / Mandingo / Mandingue / Mandinque Language
Former President Abdouleye Wade returns to Senegal
FIFA World Cup 2010 champion Sergio Ramos of Spain inspires children in Senegal
wise man said - THIECKO Official video
Hausa Proverb 06
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRANS IN SENEGAL 7
HASSE WALLI - HAASTATTELU (Finnish language)
Good News WOLOF People/Language Movie Trailer
Words of Life WOLOF People/Language Movie Trailer
Oman - Senegal
FROM SENEGAL TO SETESDAL (Norway)
Hausa Proverb 03
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS: GUOSA AS NIGERIAN AND WEST AFRICAN FUTURE LINGUA FRANCA
Deep Poets - Neegu Goor
Cameroonian and senegalese TAG
Hausa Proverb 07
Hausa Proverb 02
ISLET - Integrated System for Language Education and Training
Guess the language
Voyager's Golden Record - Tchenhoukoumen, percussion Senegal
BT Dance Project : Ndox Mi / Water (2005)
UNICEF and European Commission support drive to end female genital cutting in Senegal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Senegal is a multilingual country – Ethnologue lists 36 languages
French, which was inherited from the colonial era, is the official language of Senegal. It is used by the administration and understood by about 15–20% of all males and about 1–2% of all women. Senegal is a member State of the [1 ] OIF (Organisation internationale de la Francophonie). A Senegalese, Abdou Diouf, has held the position of Executive Secretary of the OIC between 2003 and 2014.
Several of the Senegalese languages have the status of "
national languages": Balanta-Ganja, Hassaniyya, Jola-Fonyi, Mandinka, Mandjak, Mankanya, Noon (Serer-Noon), Pulaar, Serer, Soninke, and Wolof.
In terms of usage,
Wolof is the lingua franca and the most widely spoken language in Senegal, as a first or second language (80%).
Mande languages spoken include Soninke, and Mandinka. Jola (Diola) is a main language in the Casamance region. The Guinea Creole dialect, based on Portuguese is also spoken in that region. In 2008 Senegal, due to its historical connections to Portuguese colonisation in Casamance, was admitted as Associate Observer in the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries).
Education for the deaf in Senegal uses
American Sign Language, introduced by the deaf American missionary Andrew Foster. A local language is Mbour Sign Language.
A report for the High Council of Francophonie in Paris stated in 1986 that in Senegal, 60,000 people spoke French as a first language and 700,000 spoke French as a second language. The total population of Senegal at the time was 6.5 million.
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Dumont, Pierre (1982).
Le français et les langues africaines au Sénégal. Paris: AACT and Karthala.
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