The Wolof ethnic group in Gambia are 16% of the population and are the third largest group. They are found in fairly large numbers in the areas of Jokadu, Baddibu, Saloum and Niumi but most are to be found in Senegal.
The Wolof are working as business people, traders or farmers. Most people in the urban areas of Greater Banjul and the Kombos have adopted the Wolof language as the Lingua Franca.

In Senegal the President is Abdoulaye Wade (2000) and the Prime Minister is Macky Sall (2004). But in the wolof tribe. Traditionally, Wolof were ruled by several powerful headmen who were from high ranking lineages based on the length of time that they resided in the area. These people then chose a supreme leader from a field of qualified candidates. There were often a few qualified individuals for the job the candidents woul end up fighting which would lead to the death of a leader. Local chiefs were usually appointed by the leader and maintained order in the hinterlands and collecting taxes and tributes
The temperature of the Wolof area changed greatly from north to south. The north is nearly desert-like, while the southern region is a tropical rain forest. The crops grown in each area show the climate of that area. Some crops are sorghum and millet. Tomatoes, peppers, peanuts, and beans are also grown. Fish is important, and rice is needed for urban Wolof diets. Until the late 19th century, Wolof rulers played a key part in the slave trade, directing slave raids and selling captured individuals from inland peoples to the Europeans on the coast.

The wolof people are very style conscious around their own society. The population of the wolof tribe is roughly 40% of the population in Senegal.

Belief systems
Most Wolof are Muslim, and it was often the case that Wolof leaders converted to Islam first, before the religion went to the less powerful members of society. Mauretanian teachers brought Islam to Wolof rulers as long ago as the 15th century. “Islamic practices include praying to Mohammed five times a day; observance of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting; distribution of gifts to the needy; and whenever financially possible, a trip to Mecca.” http://www.gateway-africa.com/tribe/wolof_tribe.html says. However, in recent years the Muridiyya brotherhood has grown in popularity and now has over a million members, many of whom live in the urban areas of Senegal and The Gambia.