- Language: Wolof
- Alternate names: Ouolof, Volof, Walaf, Waro-Waro, Yallof
- Language code: wol
- Language family: Niger-Congo, North-Central Atlantic, Wolof-BKK, Wolofic
- Number of speakers: 3,976,500.
- Script: Arabic script, Maghribi and Naskh styles. Latin script, primary usage.
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 Niger–Congo language family. Unlike most other languages of the Niger-Congo family, Wolof is not a tonal language.
The Wolof VerbIn Wolof, verbs are unchangeable stems that cannot be conjugated. To express different tenses or aspects of an action, personal pronouns are conjugated.
- Diouf, Jean-Léopold. J'apprends le wolof. Paris, 1991.
- Peace Korps The Gambia. Wollof Grammar Manual. Banjul, 1995.