congratulation my friend, you are a exemple to follow, i really apreciate your courage and thank you for loving our country and culture.
Very welcom to Dakar.
please make shure to learn wolof but not to let people of senegal make you believe that to be a senegalese or to acept senegalese culture means to become a muslim.
they will do all they can to convert you.
Don't forget that islam is not senegalese orignal religion,but animisum.
Manny wolof words are aabic because they changed them just to make people belive that isam is senegalese, a exemple s n our greating: Salamu aeykum,took the place of: Jam nga ham?: which means: do you have peace?
The answer correctly should be: jaam réek: a lot of peace! that was changed by : Aleikuma salam wa rahmatulah.totaly islamic and arabic words.
They will try to teach you how to practic islam,they will lead you to the mosquethey will even shave your head,they will give you a new name,arabic name,please take care.
If you tell them that you want to go to church, they will lose interest in you believe me!
remember that in senegal,there are manny cristans,animists,and muslim the mayority are muslim but t be a senegalease dosen't mean to be a muslim.