See also: wolof and wòlof

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Wolof edition of Wiktionary

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Wolof self-designation[1]

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Wolof

  1. A West African people, mostly in Senegal.
  2. The language traditionally spoken by those people.
  3. (historical) The former realm of the Wolof, maintained from the 14th to the 19th centuries.

Usage notesEdit

The spelling Wolof is the most common in reference to the people and their language, but the variant spellings "Jolof" and "Jollof" are more common when used in reference to their former polity ("Jolof Empire" or "Kingdom") and a native rice dish ("jollof rice"), respectively.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

Wolof (plural Wolofs or Wolof)

  1. An individual member of the Wolof people.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Wolof, n. and adj." in the Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1986.

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