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Languages

MSU offers a number of foreign languages that are useful for students involved in Muslim Studies. These offerings typically include the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Kazakh
  • Kyrgyz
  • Persian/Farsi
  • Swahili
  • Tajik
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek

Please note, however, that not all of these languages are taught on a regular basis and that additional languages associated with Muslim societies have been taught on an on-demand basis.

Additional languages with particular relevance to the study of Muslim societies due to past and present political and socio-cultural relations with Muslim peoples are also offered at MSU. These include, among other languages, the following: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Russian.

Please visit the MSU Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages for additional information.