Le Petit Senegal

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Le Petit Senegal (Little Senegal), W. 116th Street, East of Morningside Park is growing rapidly.
Le Petit, Little, Senegal has been called Le Petit Senegal by the West African immigrant community and Little Senegal by some people from outside the neighborhood. Le Petit Sénégal, or Little Senegal, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

The Le Petit, Little, Senegal neighborhood's main streets are the blocks surrounding W. 116th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue on the east and Morningside Park to the west.
Le Petit Senegal is a smaller section of the much larger, and older, neighborhood of Harlem. The neighborhood's exact borders are difficult to define as it is still new, growing from nonexistent in 1985 to 6,500 by 2005. Le Petit Senegal is generally defined as located in Central Harlem.
The majority of these recent immigrants hail from (partially) French speaking Senegal, reflecting the French local name of Little Senegal. However, African languages, such as Wolof, are also spoken in this part of Manhattan. There are also immigrants from other West African countries, including Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, and, Gambia. West African stores, restaurants, bakeries, bistros, cafes, and other proprietorships can be found in the neighborhood.
Le Petit Senegal is the main shopping and social area for many of Harlem's West African immigrants.