How Many Wives Do You Have?

How Many Wives Do You Have?

{Pictured: One of the sites I walk by on my language route}

My language route is going well! Some of the most common things I’m asked are… Are you married? Do you want to marry a Senegalese man? Why don’t you?! During my last lesson, I talked with my language helper about this and how I should respond. As my language helper helped me develop answers to these questions, we talked about husbands and wives in Senegal. It turns out many marriages in Senegal are polygamous. One of my favorite responses that she taught me is: Nietta diabar nga am – How many wives do you have?!

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