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Chichewa

Chewa, also known as Nyanja, is a language of the Bantu language family. The gender prefix chi- is used for languages, so the language is also known as Chichewa and Chinyanja.

Chewa is the national language of Malawi. It is also one of the seven official African languages of Zambia, where it is spoken mostly in the Eastern Province and in Lusaka. It is also spoken in Mozambique, especially in the provinces of Tete and Niassa, as well as in Zimbabwe where, according to some estimates, it ranks as the third most widely used local language, after Shona and Northern Ndebele.

The Nyanja spoken in Lusaka is extremely different from rural Chewa, incorporating large numbers of English-derived words, as well as showing influence from other Zambian languages such as Bemba. For example, the plural prefix a- (used for humans and other animates) is ba- (pronounced βa-) in Lusaka Nyanja. 

View the Chichewa Language Program's webpage here.

Source: Wikipedia

Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
AFST 490-680 AFST490 - CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2013A MW 1100AM-0100PM
AFST 490-688 AFST490 - CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2013C CANCELED
AFST 492-688 AFST492 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2013C MW 0830AM-1030AM
AFST 493-688 AFST493 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2014A TR 0800AM-1000AM
AFST 490-688 AFST490 - CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2014C TR 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 492-688 AFST492 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2014C TBA TBA-
AFST 494-688 AFST494 - CHICHEWA - ADV LANG I 2014C TR 0600PM-0800PM
AFRC 495-686 AFRC495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ADV II 2015A CANCELED
AFST 491-686 AFST491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: CHICHEWA-AFR LAN ELEM II 2015A CANCELED
AFST 493-688 AFST493 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2015A CANCELED
AFST 495-686 AFST495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ADV II 2015A CANCELED
AFST 490-688 AFST490 - CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2015C TR 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 492-688 AFST492 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2015C CANCELED
AFST 494-688 AFST494 - CHICHEWA - ADV LANG I 2015C CANCELED
AFRC 491-686 AFRC491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: CHICHEWA - ELEM II 2016A TR 0600PM-0800PM
AFRC 495-686 AFRC495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ADV II 2016A CANCELED
AFST 491-686 AFST491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: CHICHEWA-AFR LAN ELEM II 2016A TR 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 493-688 AFST493 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2016A TBA TBA-
AFST 495-686 AFST495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ADV II 2016A CANCELED
AFST 490-688 AFST490 - CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2016C TR 0600PM-0800PM
AFST 492-688 AFST492 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2016C CANCELED
AFST 494-688 AFST494 - CHICHEWA - ADV LANG I 2016C TBA TBA-
AFRC 491-686 AFRC491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: CHICHEWA - ELEM II 2017A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFRC 495-686 AFRC495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ADV II 2017A MW 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 491-686 AFST491 - AFRC LANG TUTOR: ELEM II: CHICHEWA-AFR LAN ELEM II 2017A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 493-688 AFST493 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2017A CANCELED
AFST 495-686 AFST495 - AFR LANG TUTOR: ADV II: CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ADV II 2017A MW 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 490-688 AFST490 - CHICHEWA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2017C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 492-688 AFST492 - CHICHEWA - INTER II 2017C MW 0600PM-0730PM
AFST 494-688 AFST494 - CHICHEWA - ADV LANG I 2017C TBA TBA-