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The "oldest" of the African languges offered at UGA, Swahili has been taught on campus since 1988. Our department offers Swahili language and literature instruction at several levels: elemantary, intermediate, and advanced.

Visit our Study Abroad Page to learn about our Tanzania Maymester and study abroad programs (as well as other locations in eastern Africa).

Visit the African Studies Institute Home Page for more information, or click here to apply.


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The African Studies Institute also coordinates a Maymester program directly geared to students learning Swahili. Visit the African Studies Institute Home Page for more information.


Useful Swahili Tools

Swahili Dictionary


Swahili Spellcheck for OpenOffice

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Swahili Course Offerings

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