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Traditionally, the Wolof language and people are considered to have derived from Mali after the fall of ancient Ghana. They were considered a wide socially organized group referred to as the Djolof Empire, which historically dwelled in the northwestern part of Senegal in the 14th century. A strong linguistic case has been made to show that the western African Wolof people derive from ancient Kernet.

The kinship between Wolof and Medu Neter (ancient Egyptian language) is critical in pointing out Wolof's language heritage that is not solely restricted to a 13th- or 14th-century blank slate appearance. Languages are never isolated systems, and there is always change.

More than 3 million people speak the Wolof language, and they primarily dwell in the Senegal and Gambia regions. The language ...

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