Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Traditionally, the Wolof language and people are considered to have derived from Mali after the fall of ancient Ghana. They were considered a wide socially organized group referred to as the Djolof Empire, which historically dwelled in the northwestern part of Senegal in the 14th century. A strong linguistic case has been made to show that the western African Wolof people derive from ancient Kernet. The kinship between Wolof and Medu Neter (ancient ...