The Wolof (IPA: /ˈwəʊlɒf/) are an ethnic group found in Senegal, the Gambia, and Mauritania. In Senegal, the Wolof form an ethnic plurality with about 43.3% of the population. In the Gambia, about 16% of the population are Wolof. Here, they are a minority, where the Mandinka are the plurality with 42% of the population, yet Wolof language and culture have a disproportionate influence because of their prevalence in Banjul, the Gambian capital, where a majority of the population is Wolof. In Mauritania, about 8% of the population are Wolof. They live largely in the southern coastal region of the country.