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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.]
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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
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(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
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Os livros, que tem por subtitulo poemas mudados para o portugues, e suas datas de primeira publicacao, sao: O bebedor noturno (HELDER, 2010b); As Magias (HELDER, 2010a); Ouolof (HELDER, 1997b); Doze nos numa corda (HELDER, 1997a) e Poemas amerindios (HELDER, 1997c).
In almost all his films, not only are actors not professional (many are ordinary old people from remote villages), but they also speak only African languages (Ouolof and More for example), which makes their acting more authentic and easier to understand.