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1. A member of a West African people primarily inhabiting coastal Senegal.
2. The Atlantic language of this people, widely used as a lingua franca in Senegal.

[Wolof wɔlɔf.]


npl -of or -ofs
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa living chiefly in Senegal
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the West Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo family


(ˈwoʊ lɒf)
n., pl. -lofs, (esp. collectively) -lof.
1. a member of an African people of Senegambia.
2. the West Atlantic language of the Wolof.
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Noun1.Wolof - the West African language of the Wolof in Senegal; related to Fula
West African - a group of languages spoken in the extreme western part of West Africa
References in periodicals archive ?
Description synchronique d'un dialecte wolof: le parler du Dyolof Dakar: IFAN.
1966, <<Esquisses Senegalaises (Walo - Kayor - Dyolof - Mourides - Un Visionnaire)>>, Initiations et Etudes Africaines, 21.