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Guide to "Minor" Languages at Stanford

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Language is an important marker of culture and heritage. It allows us to interact with people globally, communicate with family, and engage a diverse array of communities right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides the main UN languages of Arabic, English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish, what other options exist on campus?

Here is a list of languages you might not have known were offered by Stanford University! Explore the world by taking one of these courses, grouped by geographic region of origin. Help us build a diverse linguistic ecosystem at our university and beyond.


Africa & Middle East


Asia (Indo-Pacific)

South Asia Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Urdu

Pacific Islands Hawaiian

Asia (Central)



Find out how you can sign up for classes and join an alliance to support diverse languages at Stanford.