The positive attitude of Senegal’s sixteen million people is an asset to the country. Senegalese are usually optimistic, cheerful and easygoing.
The word Teranga! (hospitality) aptly describes their attitude towards foreigners. Senegal is one of the few nations in the world with a large Muslim majority where missionary work can be done freely, so expatriate workers are under no pressure to gain access through professional skills or engagement in development projects.