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Wolof

Ethnic group of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania. The Wolof, numbering approximately 4.9 million people, are the largest ethnic group in Senegal and form a minority in The Gambia ...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... People of Senegal who speak a language belonging to the Niger-Congo family. In the 15th century, a Wolof Empire dominated West Africa and traded in slaves with the Portuguese. They converted to Islam in the 18th...

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Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

... Ethnic group of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania. The Wolof, numbering approximately 4.9 million people, are the largest ethnic group in Senegal and form a minority in The Gambia and in Mauritania . The Wolof language is part of the Atlantic subgroup of the Niger-Congo family of languages. Though the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop argues that the Wolof language bears a strong resemblance to ancient Egyptian and that the Wolof are descendants of the ancient Egyptians, oral traditions and linguistic evidence suggest that the people known as Wolof...

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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...du Wolof contemporain. In Les langues nationales au Sénégal , W. 24. Dakar: Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar. Diouf, Jean-Léopold . 1998–1999. Précis de grammaire Wolof . Journal of Asian and African Studies 56.1–36. Fal, Aram , Rosine Santos , and Jean-Léonce Doneux . 1990. Dictionnaire Wolof-français (suivi d'un lexique français-Wolof) . Paris: Karthala. Ka, Omar . 1981. La dérivation et la composition en Wolof. In Les langues nationales au Sénégal , no. 77. Dakar: Centre de Linguistique Appliquée de Dakar. Ka, Omar . 1994. Wolof...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • boff , cough, doff, far-off, off, quaff, roll-on roll-off, scoff, telling-off, toff, trough • lay-off , payoff, playoff • show-off • Khrushchev • Gorbachev • stand-off • Meyerhof • Cracow • Schwarzkopf • Chekhov • Cherenkov • take-off • kick-off • Kalashnikov • Baryshnikov • Rimsky-Korsakov • Kirchhoff • Karloff • Wolof • spin-off • Rachmaninov • Ustinov • Godunov • Stroganoff • Romanov • rip-off • eavestrough • Sakharov • cut-off • ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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Wolof

Wolof  

Ethnic group of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania.The Wolof, numbering approximately 4.9 million people, are the largest ethnic group in Senegal and form a minority in The Gambia and in ...
Safi Faye

Safi Faye  

1943– Senegalese film director.Safi Faye is not only one of the few independent African women film directors, but also one of the few who make ethnographic films, which document ...
Ahmadou Bamba

Ahmadou Bamba  

Ca. 1851–1927 Senegalese Muslim scholar.In his lifetime Ahmadou Bamba acquired a following of disciples who would become known after his death as the Muridiyya, a Muslim Sufi way. Sufism ...
Banjul

Banjul  

Capital and largest city of the Republic of Gambia.Shortly after Britain outlawed the transatlantic slave trade in 1804, it began seeking a means of patrolling illegal slave trading in ...
Ethnicity in Cape Verde

Ethnicity in Cape Verde  

Historical organization of society and classification of the peoples of Cape Verde.Like most societies, Cape Verde is home to a mixed population that claims ancestry from many different peoples. ...
Dakar

Dakar  

Capital and largest city of Senegal.Cosmopolitan, hedonistic Dakar has been called the Paris of West Africa. Once the capital of French West Africa, Dakar no longer dominates West Africa ...
Serer

Serer  

Ethnic group of western Senegal numbering around one million people; also known as Sarer.The Serer live primarily in Senegal and represent one of the largest ethnic affiliations of Senegalese ...
Youssou N’Dour

Youssou N’Dour  

1959?–Senegalese singer of world beat music, best known for blending traditional Senegalese musical techniques with Cuban and jazz inflections.Youssou N’Dour was born in Dakar, Senegal. His mother ...
DNA: An Alternative Record of African History

DNA: An Alternative Record of African History  

Missing historical identity has always plagued African Americans. In a dramatic protest against this problem, Malcolm Little rejected his American surname and took on X to denote his lost, and ...
Njaajaan Njaay Lives in a River

Njaajaan Njaay Lives in a River  

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(Wolof/Senegal)Njaajaan Njaay was the mythic founder of the Waalo kingdom.After the great flood, the children of Noah multiplied, and some settled in the area that would become the great empire of ...
Clothing in Africa

Clothing in Africa  

As elsewhere, clothing in Africa has long served more than one purpose. In addition to satisfying human needs for covering and adornment, textiles and clothing provide media for artistic expression ...

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