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Sitting in the park one Sunday afternoon, two friends and I were approached by a nice Senegalese man who was “very happy to meet us today.” It was definitely one of the most awkward conversations I’ve had here as he kept speaking English, but didn’t really have much to say except, “You have husband? S., we leave things like this to chance.”) In Senegal, this has to be true. Let me also mention that in Senegal, polygamy is completely acceptable and what most men choose to do.Being polygamous allows men to have multiple wives, which in turn means multiple families.The largest single ethnic group is the Wolof, who makes up over one-third of the population.Although French is the official language, it is spoken only by an educated minority, and Wolof has become a lingua franca towns and markets, schools, and interethnic marriages. Animals, songs, flags, and colors have served as national symbols since before independence.For the sake of ending the conversation, I respond, “.” (“Yes, I have a husband”) in the local Wolof language.Now that I’ve been here three months, I’ve gotten pretty accustomed to men frequently asking me if I’m married.I have yet to master the art of ignoring men on the street without being rude.
There are heavy population concentrations in the urban centers (Dakar, Thie`s, Kaolack, Saint-Louis, Ziguinchor) because of rapid growth of the population and deteriorating environmental conditions that have made it difficult for people to live off the land. The population is divided into twelve ethnic groups, each with its own customs and dialect.The national flag has bands of green, yellow, and red.A green five-pointed star appears in the center of the yellow band. Yellow stands for the savanna, and red for the blood spilled in the fight for liberty.The country takes its name from the river that runs along its northern and eastern borders, forming the frontier with Mauritania and Mali.A poetic etymology from the Wolof people states that the name derives from the local term Sunugal, meaning "our dugout canoe" (everyone is in the same boat).