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KU Program in African Languages

The University of Kansas African languages program features Arabic, Hausa, KiSwahili, Wolof and Amharic. Other African languages taught include Ancient Egyptian and Coptic. Faculty at the University of Kansas possess competence in other African languages such as : Yoruba, Edo, KiKongo, Chinyanja, Afrikaans, Twi, and Karimojong, to name a few. If you have interest in one of these languages, or questions for one of these faculty, please consult the list below, view the websites devoted to each individual language, or contact us at kasc@ku.edu or (785) 864-3745.

Faculty and instructors of main languages:

Naima Boussofara
nboussofara@ku.edu
(785) 864-4448

Cécile Accilien ​
cecileaccilien@ku.edu
785 864-1853

Beverly Mack
bmack@ku.edu
(785) 864-4260


Peter Ojiambo

Ojiambo@ku.edu
(785)864-1070

Peter Ojiambo

Ojiambo@ku.edu
(785)864-1070

 

 

Ibrahima Ba
 ibrahima@ku.edu
(785) 864-1227

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information on the African Language Program contact:

Accilien, Cecile
​Language Coordinator
cecileaccilien@ku.edu
785 864-1853

Language Resource Centers:

Other links:


Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) Fall 2017 Conference


The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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