Wolof, Gambian

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A language of Gambia

Population

185,000 (2006).

Location

North Bank division: Kombo north of Saint Mary’s district, Serekunda and Bakau, Banjul; Central River and Upper River divisions.

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Language Status

3 (Wider communication).

Dialects

None known. Senegalese Wolof [wol] intelligible by speakers of Gambian Wolof but with significant enough differences to require adaptation of materials. Needs further investigation.

Language Development
Bible portions: 1882–1967.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Muslim.