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African Languages Minor

The African Languages Minor permits students to reach proficiency in one of the languages offered at Indiana University, gain social and cultural knowledge related to the language, and receive an introduction to African linguistics or pragmatics. Students concentrate on one of the languages currently offered at Indiana University, namely Akan/Twi, Bamana, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. The African Languages Minor is awarded through the Department of Linguistics.

Students may complement the Minor with the general African Studies Minor or the African Expressive Culture Minor.


6 language courses:

  • Elementary (2 semesters)
  • Intermediate (2 semesters)
  • Advanced (2 semesters)

1 Linguistics course:

Introduction to African Linguistics (L480), or Languages in Africa (L481)

For further information, please contact either Professor Alwiya Omar, the African Languages Coordinator, at aomar at