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Swahili/Kiswahili

Swahili, or Kiswahili, is the language of over 50 million people in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, as well as in parts of Somalia, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Comoro Islands. Kiswahili is the lingua franca of many of these countries and is the official national language of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Kiswahili is also used as one of the working languages of the African Union.

Current courses: Kiswahili

Course Fall Spring
Elementary S101/S501 S102/S502
Intermediate S201/S601 S202/S602
Advanced S301/S701 S302/S702
4th-year L506/A400 L506/A400

Minor Requirements: Kiswahili Track

5 language courses:

  • Elementary level (S101; S102)
  • Intermediate level (S201; S202)
  • Advanced level (S301)

1 linguistics course:

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

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