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Senegal
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1. General Situation

The Republic of Senegal is the westernmost country on the African continent. It is home to over 50 ethnic groups in three main linguistic families. Two-thirds of the population live in coastal areas, with more than one-quarter of the population in the capital, Dakar. The major ethnic groups are the Wolof (43 percent of the total population), Pular (24 percent), Serer (15 percent), and Jola (4 percent). The seminomadic …

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Jenkins, Paul and Haenger, Peter, “Senegal”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.50>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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