Palor language

Palor (Falor, Paloor) is a language spoken in Senegal. The speakers of this language - the Palor people or Serer-Palor, are ethnically Serers but they do not speak the Serer-Sine language. Like the Lehar, Saafi, Noon and Ndut languages, their language is classified as one of the Cangin languages attached to the Niger–Congo family. Palor is closer to Ndut.

Native toSenegal
Native speakers
10,700 (2007)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3fap

Other names

Sili-Sili (the name for their language) and Waro (the name for themselves).[1]


  1. Palor at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Palor". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.


  • Walter Pichl, The Cangin Group - A Language Group in Northern Senegal, Pittsburg, Pennsylvanie, Institute of African Affairs, Duquesne University, Coll. African Reprint Series, 1966, vol. 20
  • Paula D’Alton, Le Palor. Esquisse phonologique et grammatical d’une langue cangin du Sénégal, Paris, 1987

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