Senegalese people in France

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Senegalese people in France
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Île-de-France, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Le Havre
French, Wolof, Fula
Majority Islam, minority Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French

Senegalese people in France consist of migrants from Senegal and their descendants living and working in France.


Before World War II[edit]

Before World War II, Senegalese in France were a huge minority. The first Senegalese people in France were mostly Senegalese Tirailleurs who served France in World Wars and who settled in France after war. There were also navigators in ports and Senegalese students in French universities.[2] There were also Senegalese domestic workers in France at that time.[3]

After World War II[edit]

From the late 19th to the early 20th centuries, the Senegal River valley experienced a great deal of climate change. Because there were few industries in Senegal, people emigrated to France to find jobs.[4] The first wave of Senegalese immigration to France took place, like other sub-Saharian waves, around 1964.[5]


Most of the Senegalese people in France come from the Senegal River valley.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]


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