Peace Corps - Wolof Language Lessons

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Audios

Wolof- Lesson 1

Wolof- Lesson 10

Wolof- Lesson 2

Wolof- Lesson 3

Wolof- Lesson 4

Wolof- Lesson 5

Wolof- Lesson 6

Wolof- Lesson 7

Wolof- Lesson 8

Wolof- Lesson 9


US Peace Corps Wolof  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The Wolof course is designed to teach you the basic survival level you would need to visit a Wolof speaking country and server their as a volunteer for the Peace Corps or another organization. This covers the following subjects:

Lesson 1: The Alphabet
Lesson 2: Vocabulary 1
Lesson 3: Greetings
Lesson 4: Numbers
Lesson 5: Vocabulary 2
Lesson 6: Vocabulary 3
Lesson 7: Days of the Week and Some Expressions of Time
Lesson 8: Introducing Self/Someone
Lesson 9: Leave-taking Expressions
Lesson 10: Some Useful Expressions & Phrases

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
The Gambia: 1967-present
Senegal: 1962-present
Mauritania: 1966-1967, 1971-2011; Currently Inactive

PROGRAM SECTORS
The Gambia: Education, Health, Environment
Senegal: Agriculture, Environment, Health, Business
Mauritania: Currently Inactive

Wolof is a language of Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania, and the native language of the Wolof people. Like the neighbouring languages Serer and Fula, it belongs to the Senegambian branch of the NigerCongo language family. Unlike most other languages of Sub-Saharan Africa, Wolof is not a tonal language. Wolof originated as the language of the Lebou people. It is the most widely spoken language in Senegal, spoken natively by the Wolof people (40% of the population) but also by most other Senegalese as a second language[citation needed].

Wolof dialects vary geographically and between rural and urban areas. "Dakar-Wolof", for instance, is an urban mixture of Wolof, French, and Arabic. "Wolof" is the standard spelling, and may refer to the Wolof people or to Wolof culture. Older French publications may use the spelling Ouolof, and some English publications Wollof, predominantly referring to (anglophone) Gambian Wolof. Prior to the 20th century, the forms Volof and Olof were used.

Wolof is spoken in: Senegal,The Gambia,Mauritania

Wolof is also called: Gambian

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