Arabic * : Overview

Department of Linguistics (Arabic)

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030

Phone: 716.645.2177
Fax: 716.645.3825
Web Address:
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs


Arabic is a language of immeasurable importance for both the ancient and the modern world, with hundreds of millions of people in dozens of countries using it as a first or second language today. It is one of six official languages of the United Nations and is considered a critical language by the U.S. Department of State.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:24:45 EDT