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of Senegal’s population speaks Wolof


most spoken language in Africa


of Gambia’s population speaks Wolof

Wolof Translation and Interpreting

At Translate UK we provide a professional Wolof translation service, as well as Wolof interpreters. As a commonly-spoken language in Africa, Wolof can be used to communicate with a significant number of people on the continent. 

Million Speakers Worldwide

Million Native Speakers

Million Second Language Speakers

Million Speakers in Mauritania

About The Wolof Language

The Wolof language is part of the Niger-Congo language family, but unlike other languages in the family, Wolof is not a tonal language. Found primarily in Senegal, Mauritania and the Gambia, Wolof is native to the Wolof people.

Wolof has several dialect which vary according to geography and between variants spoken in rural and urban areas. Dialects of Wolof include mixing Wolof with other locally spoken languages, for example Dakar-Wolof, which mixes Wolof with Arabic and French.

Wolof in Africa

Wolof does not have official language status in any of the countries where it is spoken, however it does have a large number of speakers in several places located near the historic Wolof Empire. 

In Senegal the official language is French, but Wolof is spoken by about 40 percent of the country’s population as their mother tongue. As well as an additional 40 percent speak who speak it as a second language. Wolof is spoken as a mother tongue by 25 percent of the population in Gambia, a figure that rises to 75 percent in the capital. Wolof is also spoken by a small number of people in Mauritania.

Sector Specific Services

At Translate UK we can provide Wolof translators or interpreters for a range of dialects. We can also provide additional support for certain sectors by providing them with linguists who have specialised in a specific field. Our linguists are required to keep up to date on specific industry terminology and requirements. This allows us to provide a more customised and supportive service. To learn more about our specialist sectors select one from below.

Wolof Translation Service

We can provide translations to and from Wolof for any document, no matter how large or small. We have been providing document translations for fifteen years, from letters and reports to patient records and certificates, there isn’t much our experienced team haven’t seen. All of our translators are qualified and vetted by us, and many are DPSI qualified or registered with the ITI or CIOL.

Wolof Legal Document Translation

We can provide Wolof translations for any document which is to be used in a legal setting. We have an in-house legal expert with almost 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and are acutely aware of the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to the translation of legal documents.

On top of this, each of our legal translators has a specialist focus in law, having worked in or completed training specific to the legal sector. We ensure that all of our legal translators are up to date with the current terminology both in the UK and in their native language to guarantee a quality translation with no mistakes.

Wolof Technical Document Translation

We can provide Wolof translations for technical or scientific documents. This includes journal literature, operation manuals, safety instructions, patents and technical drawings. We know how important it is to have precise, accurate and consistent translations of technical documents, so all our translations are done by experts in the field.

We ensure all of our linguists to stay up to date on the specialised terminology used in their field and for ongoing projects we’ll try to assign the same translator where possible so that they can become familiar with your company terminology and vocabulary.

Secure and Confidential

At Translate UK confidentiality is of the upmost importance to us and we are careful to act in complete compliance with GDPR regulations. Each of our linguists signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking any work for us and we only ever send documents via secure email.

Wolof Interpreting Service

In addition to our Wolof translation service we can also provide Wolof speaking interpreters. All our interpreters are qualified experienced professionals with relevant post-graduate qualifications and membership of professional linguistic associations. We are well equipped to provide interpreters at short notice and we have even provided linguists for the same day.

Face to Face Wolof Interpreters

Our face to face Wolof interpreters work to facilitate communication between individuals who speak Wolof and those who speak English, in order to provide them with equal access to all of the services they might need. We recommend face to face interpreting where a conversation is necessary, including complex and sensitive situations where information is best delivered in person.

Remote Wolof Interpreters

We understand that it is not always possible to use a face to face interpreter, so we also provide a remote interpreting service. Our Wolof speaking remote interpreters can be contacted through a variety of platforms according to your business needs. This includes over-the-phone and a complimentary conference call service. They can also be contacted through video call platforms including Zoom and Skype. 

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