White Guy Shocks African Market by Speaking Their Language

I’ve been spending the last two or three weeks studying Wolof, a West African language spoken in Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania, and today I’ve come to Harlem to try it out in NYC’s Little Senegal neighborhood, including at the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market and the great Senegalese restaurant Le Baobab on 116th street. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try Senegalese cuisine, I would highly recommend checking out the ceebu jën (also spelled thieboudienne) here, which is Senegal’s national dish! It’s also the origin of the popular Nigerian and Ghanaian dish “jollof rice” — the word “jollof” actually originally refers to Wolof! I learned by chatting with Awa on Italki for 1-2 hours per day. If you’re interested in learning Wolof or French (she’s a native French speaker as well), I would highly recommend booking a lesson with her — she’s an absolutely amazing teacher! https://www.italki.com/teacher/6971240 Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLNo… Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xiaomanyc/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xiaomanyc/ If you guys like the music in my videos, you can check out all the AMAZING music Epidemic Sound has at my affiliate link here: http://share.epidemicsound.com/xiaomanyc

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