African Languages and Literature

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences



The program in African Languages and Literature at UGA is one of the most outstanding in the country. In particular the program is renowned for sound African language and culture pedagogy. This program at UGA has offered the following languages over the years: Swahili, Amharic, Arabic, Hausa, Manding, Yoruba, and Zulu. The goal is to increase the number of African Languages taught at UGA. CMLT has hosted and provided significant support to the PAL which has continued to enjoy a strong partnership with ASI. Interestingly, the program in African Languages came into existence at the University, just a year after the establishment of the then African Studies Program.