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Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Senegal Wolof School
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Published: 2008/11/13
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Aaron Speaks Wolof (official language in senegal)
Published: 2015/09/15
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Published: 2015/04/28
Channel: Konwiki Konvict
Learning Wolof
Learning Wolof
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: chriscuenta
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Technology and Language in Senegal
Published: 2013/11/25
Channel: new media class project
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Languages of Africa: Creole
Published: 2015/11/09
Channel: Outreach Program African Studies Center
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Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: TED
African Accent Tag (Senegal)
African Accent Tag (Senegal)
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: Ajah
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Zambia VS Senegal : analysis in Senegalese language
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: Jones Kabaso
Ethnicity Tag l Senegal / Guinee  & Mali
Ethnicity Tag l Senegal / Guinee & Mali
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Ïssa&Éva Kabs
Learn Wolof (free language course video)
Learn Wolof (free language course video)
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: 17-Minute-Languages Video
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A Day in the Life of a Fellow - Senegal
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: English Language Programs
Mandarin language gains popularity across Senegal
Mandarin language gains popularity across Senegal
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: CGTN Africa
Emily Pepin Delivers Wolof Speech
Emily Pepin Delivers Wolof Speech
Published: 2011/11/06
Channel: PeaceCorpsSenegal
Peace Corps Senegal Language-Themed Hangout on Air
Peace Corps Senegal Language-Themed Hangout on Air
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: Brooke Marchewka
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Languages of Africa: Mandinka
Published: 2015/11/10
Channel: Outreach Program African Studies Center
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Senegal: Zuhören statt wegschauen | DW Deutsch
Published: 2017/12/04
Channel: DW Deutsch
Wolof Lesson in Senegal
Wolof Lesson in Senegal
Published: 2008/08/25
Channel: Walter James
The Scales of God (Senegal Wolof Language)
The Scales of God (Senegal Wolof Language)
Published: 2012/03/27
Channel: Create International
West African French vs French in France
West African French vs French in France
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: Prepare to Serve!
2016 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy: laureate from Senegal
2016 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy: laureate from Senegal
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: UNESCO
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Diongoma Los Afrosalseros de Senegal
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: taino20
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Manajah Presents : Senegal
Published: 2010/05/24
Channel: Manajah1985
Peace Corps Senegal: Pulaar du Nord Nutrition Training
Peace Corps Senegal: Pulaar du Nord Nutrition Training
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: Laura Lundahl
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Info you will love to know before travelling to Senegal
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: ADAN NAYA
Traveling and Languages - The Gambia!
Traveling and Languages - The Gambia!
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Language Boost
khalifa from senegal....learnt to speak egyptian!! :D
khalifa from senegal....learnt to speak egyptian!! :D
Published: 2011/10/14
Channel: sha2labazel7aghatric
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Cameroonians Speak Tamil
Published: 2013/05/29
Channel: Tamil Chinthanaiyalar Peravai
Learning Hindi and French on a boat in Senegal
Learning Hindi and French on a boat in Senegal
Published: 2009/08/30
Channel: nimish rustagi
Gospel of John - SAŊ- Jóola kaasa language ( Senegal- Gambia) - chapters 1-11
Gospel of John - SAŊ- Jóola kaasa language ( Senegal- Gambia) - chapters 1-11
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: SERGIO ALEO
Wolof Proverb 07
Wolof Proverb 07
Published: 2011/07/07
Channel: Boston University
Senegal - French
Senegal - French
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Cabo da Roca International English School
Now for your lesson in wolof
Now for your lesson in wolof
Published: 2014/07/31
Channel: The Muslim Family Blog
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African, SeneGambian, Fashion Styles For Women
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: FSL YaramBamba
Students Receive African Languages Fellowships
Students Receive African Languages Fellowships
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: BU School of Public Health
Linguistic Landscape in Senegal
Linguistic Landscape in Senegal
Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: CultureReady
Wolof Proverb 08
Wolof Proverb 08
Published: 2011/07/07
Channel: Boston University
Wolof Proverb 01
Wolof Proverb 01
Published: 2011/07/07
Channel: Boston University
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Josh's Story - Senegal
Published: 2009/04/17
Channel: umnLAC
french accent/ african accent
french accent/ african accent
Published: 2012/02/20
Channel: Charlene Nantch
Boosting business in Senegal - focus
Boosting business in Senegal - focus
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: euronews (in English)
Wolof Proverb 05
Wolof Proverb 05
Published: 2011/07/07
Channel: Boston University
Pulaar - Senegal
Pulaar - Senegal
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: Travis Warrington
Hausa Proverb 05
Hausa Proverb 05
Published: 2011/07/15
Channel: Boston University
Case Studies in Colonialism: Senegal
Case Studies in Colonialism: Senegal
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Outreach Program African Studies Center
Grafting Instruction Video - Greffage en wolof - Wolof Language - Senegal
Grafting Instruction Video - Greffage en wolof - Wolof Language - Senegal
Published: 2016/09/20
Channel: Trees For The Future
LDC: Local language literacy in adults for greater agency and development
LDC: Local language literacy in adults for greater agency and development
Published: 2017/12/13
Channel: British Council Sub-Saharan Africa
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Il Senegal, presto un hub per l'Africa? - focus
Published: 2015/05/14
Channel: euronews (in Italiano)
Naka Ngeen Def? Senegal Salutations
Naka Ngeen Def? Senegal Salutations
Published: 2008/09/16
Channel: Joe Sciarrillo
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Knowledge of the French language in Senegal. In 2005, 10% of the Senegalese people were real French speakers, and 21% were partially French speaking. Estimation made by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie[1].

Senegal is a multilingual country: Ethnologue lists 36 toes , Wolof being the most widely spoken language.

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.[1] Senegal is a member State of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. A Senegalese, Abdou Diouf, held the position of its Executive Secretary between 2003 and 2014.

Several of the Senegalese languages have the status of "national languages": Balanta-Ganja, Hassaniya Arabic, 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%).[citation needed]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Leclerc (2010-10-04). "Sénégal". Tlfq.ulaval.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  2. ^ Meisler, Stanley. "Seduction Still Works : French--a Language in Decline." Los Angeles Times. March 1, 1986. Retrieved on May 18, 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dumont, Pierre (1982). Le français et les langues africaines au Sénégal. Paris: AACT and Karthala.

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