Word for the Travel Wise (01/19/07)

Looking to know what’s up with Senegal both past and present? If you’re interested in history check out this timeline found at StarTribune.com what information dating as far back as the 11th century. Once you are up to speed and ready to visit present-day Senegal head to sunugaal.com and plan your trip for the future.

Today’s word is a Wolof word used in Senegal:

Naka mu? – What’s up?

According to this Wolof Online site, most Wolof speaking people believe their language is quite difficult and even un-teachable to those passionately wanting to communicate in the lingua. The website also believes if there is a will there is a way which is why you can find primer courses on Wolof there as well. Wiki has a small list of words on their information guide. You’ll notice the word used in today’s lesson above there and should be able to make good use of this one during your travels in Senegal or Gambia and Mauritania where Wolof is also spoken. Scroll further down on the Wiki and the Wolof Online sites to find additional links and resources to help in your Wolof endeavors.

Past Wolof words: jërejëf, déedéet