Wolof

Wolof translation services

Classification

Niger-Congo > Senegambian

Script

Roman

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

3.5 million

Other names

Official language

Also spoken

Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania

Interesting Fact

The Wolof language of Senegal is believed to be the origin of a number of groovy English words like "boogie", "jukebox" and "jive".

Profile

Wolof is the native language of the Wolof people, spoken in Gambia, Mauritania and Senegal. Although French is the official language of Senegal, almost all Senegalese people speak Wolof either as native language (40%) or a second language (40%).

The famous “7 seconds” song by Youssou N’Dour is sung partly in Wolof.

The Wolof numeral system revolves around the numbers “5” and “10”. For example: benn = 1, juróom = 5 so juróom-benn = 6.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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