Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. See original list here: Some Essential Wolof Phrases For help with pronunciation see: Pronunciation Guide ↓ scroll down for more
A fellow blogger describes the things that annoy her about the country she loves… annoying things about senegal
Youssou Ndour – “C’est L’amour“
am – to be, exist, to have; a/an; imperative; or Ndëmm amul. – He said that witchcraft does not exist. Am na ñetti doom.
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Hello. – No ngoolu daa. Goodbye. – Ñalleen e jamm. Please. – Njaafodaa. Thank you. – A jaaraamah. You’re welcome.
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. beef – yarpe-nack chicken – yarpe-ganarre goat – yarpe-baiy hamburger – hamburger lamb – yarpe-harre meat – yarpa pork –
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. The coordinating conjunctions in English are: and, but, or, yet, for, nor & so. In this post we will be
Asalaam alaikum. May peace be with you. (greeting) Malaikum salaam. And with you be peace. (reply to above) Allahu akbar. God is greater. (than
• 84 percent gross primary school enrollment rate in 2008, up from 67 percent in 2002 • 24 percent of children under age five reached
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Laamb – la lutte sénégalaise Pro Wrestling, Senegal Style – NYTimes.com Senegalese wrestling (fr. Lutte sénégalaise, Njom in Serer language, Laamb in Wolof) is a type of Folk wrestling traditionally performed
Xala It is the dawn of Senegal’s independence from France, and as Dakar citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only faces
How [much/many]? [Ñaata] la? How much are you [selling] this for? Ñaata ngay [jaaye] bii? How much is it? Ñaata lay [jar]? (lit. ‘how much
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. abdomen – réédu (ndu); abdominal – ko faati e réédu ~ pain reedu muusooru. back – keeci (ki); ɓaawo (ngo); caggal (ngal).
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. I – maan me – ma my – suma mine – suma you – yow your – seen yours –
Mouse over individual Wolof words for definitions. Naka la mel? – What is he/she/it like? This question can refer to both physical and
A short document on the Wolof culture. I think this might apply more to rural regions as this is not exactly my experience in Senegal,
Nice little blog about translating children’s books from English to Wolof. Very fun.
CONSEILS D’UNE TANTE A film in the Wolof language. With good humor, an aunt gives her teenage niece heart advice on men and their predatory
Move cursor over words for translations. Gànnaar lañuy jënde dàkkaande ji di ko jaaysi fii. Ils achètent la gomme en Mauritanie pour la
one – go-o two – didi three – tati four – nayi five – joyi six – jeego seven – jeedidi eight – jeetati nine
Former Senegal star Bocande dies Bocande had been unwell for several months after suffering a stroke and died following a surgical procedure, according to the
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Do you speak English? Ndax dégg nga angale? Do you understand? Dégg nga? I understand. Dégg naa. I don’t understand.
aplenty adj. keewdum; ko heewi. bind v. jokkondirde; habbude. casque n. kaske. dilate v. yuufde; yaajde. environment n. sara; saraaji. anande v. be jealous of. bonnitde v.
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. An article (abbreviated art.) is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made
A movement in the African nation of Senegal is having a major impact in ending female genital cutting. A group called Tostan, which means “breakthrough” in Wolof, Senegal’s dominant
I have just uploaded the Janga Laaka Wolof/English Dictionary. It’s available for a minimal charge. Why am I charging for this? Well, because I
The purpose of French Friday is to expand your language capabilities while in West Africa (specifically Senegal). Many Wolof speakers can also understand French
Doomi aadama yépp danuy juddu, yam ci tawfeex ci sag ak sañ-sañ. Nekk na it ku xam dëgg te ànd na ak xelam, te
This book should be available at your local bookstore. Travel and outdoor stores also often carry Lonely Planet titles. If you prefer to do all
Wolof does not have a natural way to say “please”, but the phrases given here are all polite ways of asking for help or
Hassaniyya (Klem El Bithan) is the variety of Arabic originally spoken by the Beni Hassan Bedouin tribes, who extend their authority over most of
Pulaar is a dialect of Fula, a major African language both in its geographical distribution and number of speakers. Fula is spoken in Western, Eastern
‘Say It In Wolof!‘ by Ababacar Gueye. Translated by Sue Hall. BSDA No. 8531150404 3rd Edition (English) – Also available in French. ©2005 As far
In Senegal they use the franc CFA. But the traditional unit of currency is the dërëm which is counted by fives. Usually when dealing with
Tirailleur Sénégalais (Senegalese Riflemen) were Senegalese soldiers who fought for France during the first half of the last century. Today is an official Senegalese holiday…for
Customs & Duties – Some items are not allowed into the country without proper clearance by Senegalese customs officials. Although the list includes computers and
Another cultural tidbit I noticed in Senegal was that although they ate traditional dishes such as rice or couscous with meat, vegetables and sauce with
It is customary in Senegal to greet anyone you come into contact with. If you come across a group of people, enter a dwelling or
Apparently in Senegalese culture they tend to keep some things secret such as trips and births until just before the time. I am told it
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Africa Consultants International is a development-oriented consulting organization working in the fields of communication and training, primarily in Africa. Among
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. This video shows traditional Jola body patting and dances by girls from Mlomp, Casamance region, Southern Senegal. It was recorded
After arriving in Senegal, as you make your way out of the airport you will need to have your passport and yellow fever certificate ready
Things you will need to enter Senegal; Passport – You can either visit the websites below or your local post office to apply for a
POPULATION: 12,853,259 (July 2008 est.) ETHNIC GROUPS: Wolof 43.3%, Pular 23.8%, Serer 14.7%, Jola 3.7%, Mandinka 3%, Soninke 1.1%, European and Lebanese 1%, other 9.4%
Translated from the site: The site senePortal.com facelift: new design, new structure dynamic new content. We hope that this fine tool will enable members and
Wolof is a language spoken in Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and to a lesser degree in other west African countries, and it is the native language
Archaeological findings throughout the area indicate that Senegal was inhabited in prehistoric times. Islam established itself in the Senegal River valley in the 11th century.
Today is May Day or International Workers Day (Fête du Travail) which is observed all around the World as well as Senegal & Gambia.
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Senegal gained partial independence from France today in 1960 with complete independence achieved upon the dissolution of the Mali Federation
Wolof Numbers & Money In Senegal they use the franc CFA (Communauté financière d’Afrique). But the traditional unit of currency is the dërëm which is
St. Louis (san louie) Senegal
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. See Travel Vocabulary III ——————————————————- Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or
Toubab Cuts It All Off by Katie Krueger One day, the Senegalese heat made me desperate to find ways to cool down. Impulsively, I walked
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. See Travel Vocabulary II ——————————————————- Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or
Extended greetings are an important part of social interaction and many doors will open for you if you are capable of exchanging simple greeting phrases
See Travel Vocabulary I ——————————————————- Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or the Gambia. alham – white
Happy New Years! Bonne Années! And here is a video, although not of a New Years celebration but a celebration none the less…
Today is the Muslim holiday Tabaski. In most Muslim countries it is called Eid al-Adha but in much of West Africa it is called Tabaski.
The Mandinka language, sometimes referred to as Mandingo, is a Mandé language spoken by millions of Mandinka people in Mali, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Ivory
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. Sai Sai – “That little crafty one.” (Euphemism given to AIDS in the poor suburbs of Dakar, Senegal.) Also means
Visit our new Wolof translator: JangaWolofTranslator.com. A Wolof version of that classic song from the movie Grease…
Here are a few things that you may come across if traveling to Senegal or the Gambia. afra – grilled meat, or grilled meat stall