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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

Ewnetu Tsegaw
ewnetu@ku.edu
785-864-1227

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

David Mburu

davidmburu@ku.edu

(785) 864-4217
 

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:

Peter Ojiambo
Language Coordinator
Ojiambo@ku.edu
(785)864-1070

Language Resource Centers:

Other links:


Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities


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. With close to 10,000 African immigrants living today in the heartland metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Garden City, a new project entitled “Migration Stories” will facilitate the sharing of migration stories about Africans within Midwestern communities. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

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