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Today, Arabic is the native language of over 300 million speakers in North Africa and West Asia. Arabic is also the primary language for Islamic schol...

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Arabic

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French is spoken in more than 50 countries worldwide, is an official language in 29 countries, and maintains its status as a major language of culture...

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French

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More than 100 million people speak German as a first language, and it is the official language of six countries. More than one thousand companies base...

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German

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The field of classics embraces all aspects of Greek and Roman culture from the prehistoric to the medieval period. The study of the Greek and Latin la...

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Greek

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The interdisciplinary Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the history, religion, an...

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Hebrew

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Although known as the land of snake-charmers, mythologies, mysticism, and diversity – India is now also a land of opportunities. The growth of moder...

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Hindi/Urdu

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An estimated 180 million people worldwide speak Italian as their primary or secondary language. Almost 17 million North Americans identify as having I...

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Italian

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(Place holding text)Japanese is spoken by 120 million natives of the Japanese islands and by an additional 2 million people outside of Japan, primaril...

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Japanese

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Korean is the official language of both North Korea and South Korea, which have a total combined population of around 73 million (23 million in the No...

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Korean

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The field of classics embraces all aspects of Greek and Roman culture from the prehistoric to the medieval period. The study of the Greek and Latin la...

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Latin

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The Chinese language is the oldest written language in the world with at least six thousand years of history. Chinese character inscriptions have been...

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Mandarin Chinese

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Farsi, or Persian, is an Indo-European language spoken primarily in Iran with dialects spoken in Afghanistan (Dari) and Tajikistan (Tajik). It has a w...

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Persian/Farsi

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From a small 12th-century kingdom in the far-western corner of Europe called Portugal, the Portuguese language spread to all corners of the globe (Bra...

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Portuguese

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Romanian is a Romance language spoken by around 24 million people as a native language, primarily in Romania and Moldova, and by another 4 million peo...

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Romanian

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The Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is the home of undergraduate and graduate programs in all fields connected to Russia, Eastern Europe, ...

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Russian

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Sahaptin is now offered through the Department of Linguistics with support from the Northwest Indian Language Institute. The focus of this course is o...

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Sahaptin

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Spanish Heritage Language program (SHL) program is designed for students who grew up in a Spanish-speaking household or community in a country where S...

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Spanish Heritage Program

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Spanish is the official language of over twenty countries in the world, and it is the de facto second language of the United States. In the Spanish se...

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Spanish

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Spoken in twelve countries, Swahili is the gateway to the rich culture and dynamic economy of East Africa. Learning Swahili will give you a unique per...

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Swahili

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Approximately 20 million people’s mother tongue is a Scandinavian language, and notable Scandinavian literature spans a broad range from the beloved...

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Swedish

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Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with about 75 million speakers in Turkey and in 35 o...

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Turkish

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Twi is a dialect of Akan, a member of the Kwa sub-group of Niger-Congo languages. There are about 7 million Twi speakers, mainly in Ghana. Major diale...

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Twi

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Vietnamese (tiếng Việt) is the national and official language of Vietnam. It is the native language of the Vietnamese (Kinh) people, as well as a ...

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Vietnamese