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1. (Placename) the W part of the Atlantic Ocean, esp the N Atlantic around North America
2. (Languages) a branch of the Niger-Congo family of African languages, spoken in Senegal and in scattered areas eastwards, including Fulani and Wolof
(Languages) relating to or belonging to this group of languages
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a language family of West Africa, a branch of the Niger-Congo family, that includes Fulani, Wolof, Temne, and other languages, primarily of Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
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