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Joof, is a typical Serer patronym in the Gambia. In French speaking Senegal, it is written as Diouf, whilst in English speaking Gambia, it is written as Joof. The surname is carried by several personalities :
- Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof, (1924 - 2011), Gambian historian, author, politician and advocate for Gambia's independence during the colonial era.
- Alhaji Bai Modi Joof, (1933 - 1993), Gambian barrister and defender of free speech and the press, younger brother of Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof
- Hella Joof, actress
- Joseph Henry Joof, (born 1960), Gambien lawyer and politician
- Lamane Jegan Joof, (c. 11th century), founder and King of Tukar - present-day Senegal.
- Maad a Sinig Ama Joof Gnilane Faye Joof, (died 1853), King of Sine (Kingdom of Sine)
- Maad a Sinig Kumba Ndoffene Famak Joof, (c. 1810 - 23 August 1871), King Sine
- Maad a Sinig Mahecor Joof, (died 1969), King of Sine
- Maad Ndaah Njemeh Joof (c. 13th century), King of Lâ (var: Laa or Laah), in Baol, part of modern day Senegal.
- Maad Semou Njekeh Joof, (18th century), founder of The Royal House of Semou Njekeh Joof
- Dennis C. Galvan. The State Must be Our Master of Fire. ISBN 978-0-520-23591-5
- Ethiopiques n°54 revue semestrielle de culture négro-africaine Nouvelle série volume 7 2e semestre 1991
- Niokhobaye Diouf. Chronique du royaume du Sine. suivie de Notes sur les traditions orales et les sources écrites concernant le royaume du Sine.
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