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Wolof is the lingua franca in Senegal and belongs to the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by over 3 million people as a mother tongue and by many members of other Senegalese ethnic groups as a second or third language. There are also many Wolof speakers in the neighboring countries of Mauritania and The Gambia.

IU offers Wolof courses at elementary, Intermediate, and advanced levels through the African Studies Program