Three Swahili-language textbooks sitting on a wooden table.

Swahili-Language Materials

While Malagasy has become the most-enrolled African language taught at Penn (with enrollments higher than Ancient Greek, Russian, or Hindi) since 2013, the Penn Libraries have strong collections in other African languages.

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World Philosophy

Because of longstanding collection strengths in area studies as well as because of disciplinary trends recognizing philosophers outside of the traditional western canon, the Penn Libraries have a significant amount of material relating to philosophy and philosophers in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.