Richard Toll is a multi-ethnic town with a population of about 70,000, most of whom are Muslim. The majority are Pulaar and Wolof speaking. There is a Roman Catholic Church comprising of Southerners who come to live and work in the town for 7 months of the year to harvest sugar, which is the main industry here.
The Maures of the Senegal River Valley
Many Maures live in the SRV scattered throughout the towns and villages. Though they often speak Wolof or Pulaar, the language of the people living near them, their heart language is Hassaneya, a dialect of Arabic.