The most likely earliest derivation is from the Wolof word for Europe "Tougal". In the same way that Wolof means the people of Jollof, Toubab means the people of Tougal (Europe).
"toubab." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 14 April 2019. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/toubab>.
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