Teranga is the true hospitality in Senegal (Wolof lg).

Teranga est la véritable hospitalité au Sénéga.

What are greetings? How to define them? From the Maori hongi to the Filipino mano or the Indian namaste, how do we mobilize them in an ordinary or rarer way? How have we greeted each other throughout the history of societies? How have they been thanked? Have they apologized? Was forgiveness shown? How important are greetings in our relationship to others? What values do we place on them and why? Does digital technology transform the notion of greetings? apologies? thanks? How? (to be completed)

Que sont les salutations ? Comment les définir ? Du hongi maori au mano philippin ou au namaste indien, comment les mobilisons-nous de manière ordinaire ou plus rare ? Comment s’est-on salué au cours de l’histoire des sociétés ? Comment a-t-on remercié ? S’est-on excusé ? A-t-on pardonné? Quelle importance accorder aux salutations dans notre relation aux autres ? Quelles valeurs y placer et pourquoi ? Le numérique transforme-t-il la notion de salutations ? d’excuses ? de remerciement ? Comment ?... (à compléter)


Thiéboudienne (or chebu jen, ceebu jën, tcheb) - "The quintessential Senegalese dish. Literally translating as ‘fish with rice’ in Wolof, Senegal’s national dish comes in all shapes and sizes with recipes and techniques varying from family to family. At its core: a piece of fried or grilled local white fish, fluffy seasoned rice and a flavour-rich tomato sauce, accompanied by a varying phalanx of steamed vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, manioc, aubergine and a sweet-sour tamarind called dahkar." (theculturetrip.com)

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Mafe - "In the 1960s, Senegal exported almost a quarter of the world’s peanuts. Today that figure is around one percent, but the humble peanut still dominates Senegalese agriculture and is sold in bags and recycled bottles on nearly every street corner. No surprise, then, that it’s the principal ingredient in one of Senegal’s best-loved dishes: mafé. Usually made with beef, but occasionally with lamb, chicken or vegetables, mafé is a spicy stew with a tomato and ground-peanut base. Served with rice, variants of mafé are common across West Africa, but the Senegalese version tends to be thicker, oilier and richer in flavour." (theculturetrip.com)

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Teranga, the soul of Senegal

Teranga, the soul of Senegal

“A term from the Wolof language
A term that encompasses their spirit
A word that mixes hospitality, sharing and solidarity that the Senegalese have
Towards others
A term which expresses
The strong camaraderie present between the different communities and ethnic groups of the country
It is not the Lions of Teranga who will deny it ...
Teranga, the soul of Senegal ...”

« Un terme de la langue wolof

Un terme qui évoque à la fois les valeurs d’hospitalité,
De partage et de solidarité des Sénégalais envers celui ou celle qui vient

Un terme qui exprime pareillement
La forte camaraderie présente
Entre les différentes communautés et ethnies du pays
Et ce ne sont pas les Lions de la Teranga
Qui le démentiront…

Teranga, l’âme du Sénégal… »

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