The Diola people inhabit the Casamance region of Senegal, and also southwestern Gambia, where their name is spelt Jola. Their language is Diola or Jola, not to be confused with the Dioula or Dyola spoken in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire. Diola society is segmented and very flexible, so several dialects have developed which may not be mutually intelligible between groups even though the area inhabited by the Diola is relatively small.
Hello/Welcome. – kah-sou-mai-kep
Greetings. (reply) – kah-sou-mai-kep
Goodbye. – ou-kah-to-rrah
Borrowed from Lonely Planet’s The Gambia & Senegal; 3rd Edition.
English to Wolof/French Dictionary now available for download:
hey i am diola and i am working on my homework. it is about how dioal are and what they eat and what religion they have and i am pretty good at it have a nice day from… coleh badjie
I would love to know what you eat and what religion you have.
I live in California, U.S.A. Your English is very good!!
You also have a nice day!
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