Lebu Wolof (Lebou Oulof) is a language of Senegal that is closely related to, but not mutually intelligible with, Wolof proper. The distinctiveness of the language was obscured by the fact that all Lebu people are bilingual in Wolof.[1] Lebu Wolof is the source of standard Wolof, the national language of Senegal.[2][3]

Lebu Wolof
Native toSenegal
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)


  1. ^ Hammarström (2015) Ethnologue 16/17/18th editions: a comprehensive review: online appendices
  2. ^ Falola, Toyin; Salm, Steven J. Urbanization and African cultures. Carolina Academic Press, 2005. ISBN 0-89089-558-9. p 280
  3. ^ Ngom, Fallou. Wolof. Lincom, 2003. ISBN 3-89586-845-0. p 2