Swedish university to start Somali language course
David Landes · 6 May 2008, 18:22
Published: 06 May 2008 18:22 GMT+02:00
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The program will be the first of its kind in the country.
Students who enroll in the part-time, evening programme will learn the fundamentals of the Somali language as well as knowledge of Somali society and culture.
According to a statement from the university, Somali is spoken by more than 20 million people worldwide. Due to Somalia’s long-running civil war, millions of Somalis now live outside the country.
There are nearly 3,000 Somali speakers in Gothenburg and about 20,000 in Sweden.