Swahili Language and Culture Resources

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Digital Libraries



Reading & Writing

Listening & Speaking

Online Course Materials

Open Educational Resources

News & Media

Arts, Films & Music

Swahili Courses at The University of Iowa

The UI Main Library Film Collection

The UI Main Library offers extensive media collections in various languages. To find films, please visit the UI Main Library website and follow these steps:

1. Select "advanced search"
2. Scroll down to "Limit Search to:"
3. Choose your specific language and
4. Choose "Video-all" for "format."

Language Media Center

Current ALLNet Holdings in the Language Media Center by Language

For more language-related holdings, please also check the Language Media Center Catalog.

To borrow materials from the Language Media Center, please contact Rebecca Bohde, Instructional Services Specialist, at 319-335-2334 or; 116A Phillips Hall.

Iowa City Public Library Catalog

The Iowa City Public Library holds materials for several less commonly taught languages. Please check the catalog by typing the name of your language.

International Writing Program (IWP) Writers

To view a biography and/or writing sample of each participant, please visit the IWP's website and find the participant via the search function.


2007 Peter KIMANI (novelist, fiction writer, poet)


2005 Yvonne Owour ADHIAMBO (playwright)

Scholarships to Study LCTLs


For more information on how to become an ALLNet consultant, or if you are a UI faculty/staff member or student who wishes to study critical or less commonly taught languages, please contact Elena Osinskaya, DWLLC Language Initiatives Manager, at


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