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Definition of the noun hausa

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noun - plural: Hausas

  1. a member of a Negroid people living chiefly in northern Nigeria
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Hausa: Haussa
    • more generic word: Nigerian = a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
  2. the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages; widely used as a trading language
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Hausa: Haussa
    • more generic term: West Chadic = a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria


  1. "Hausa" is a book by G. P. Bargery.
    • also known as "Hausa: a series of conversations and readings in Hausa ; with texts, English translation and explanatory notes on the pronunciation of Hausa .."
  2. "Hausa" is a book by C. T. Hodge.
    • also known as "Hausa: basic course"
  3. "Hausa" is a book by Charles H. Kraft.
  4. "Hausa" is a book by Russell G. Schuh.
    • also known as "Hausa: a aikace"


  1. Hausa a.k.a. Hausa Language: Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 34 million people, and as a second language by about 18 million more, an approximate total of 52 million people.
    • also known as Abakwariga, Hawsa, Kado, Hausawa, Haoussa, Mgbakpa, Habe, Haussa
  2. Hausa is a language.

Phrases with Hausa

Phrases starting with the word Hausa:

  1. Hausa Potato
  2. Hausa Sign Language

Phrases ending with the word Hausa:

  1. Austrolimnophila Hausa
  2. Species Austrolimnophila Hausa

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hausa

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Google previewFocus Strategies in African Languages (2007)

The Interaction of Focus and Grammar in Niger-Congo and Afro-Asiatic by Enoch Oladé Aboh, Katharina Hartmann, Malte Zimmermann

Hausa is a Chadic language spoken primarily in northern Nigeria. The Chadic languages belong to the Afro-Asiatic family. With more than 35 million speakers, Hausa is the biggest representative of the Chadic group. 2. We use the following ...

Google previewLanguage International World Directory of Sociolinguistic and Language Planning Organizations (1995)

Hausa is the language with the highest number of speakers in sub—Saharan Africa: it is the majority language in northern Nigeria and Niger, and is spoken in small colonies of settlers and merchants in many big cities of Western Africa. Hausa ...

Google previewLanguage Death and Language Maintenance (2003)

Theoretical, Practical and Descriptive Approaches by Mark Janse, Sijmen Tol

Though the Geeraawaa control the Bauchi ruling house, Hausa is the main language of the royal court. The fate of...

Google previewScottish Geographical Magazine (1896)

Hausa is the lingua franca of the Central Soudan, extending from the Sahara to the pagan tribes near the Gulf of Guinea, and from the Egyptian Sudan to the French colony of Senegal. It is estimated, as was above stated, that upwards of fifteen ...

Google previewThe Westminster Review (1896)

Hausa is the language of trade throughout the whole of the Central Soudan, and, indeed, of the greater part of Africa north of the Equator. The reason why the country and the language of the Hausas have remained up to the present time ...

Google previewOne Thousand Languages (2008)

Living, Endangered, and Lost by Peter Austin

Hausa is a Chadic (Afro-Asiatic) language spoken by an estimated 30 million or more first-language speakers (more than for any other language south of the Sahara), mainly ethnic Hausa and settled Fulani in northern Nigeria and southern ...

Google previewThe Major Languages of South Asia, the Middle East and Africa (2003)

by Bernard Comrie

Hausa is the majority language of much of northern Nigeria and the neighbouring Republic of Niger and is spoken in small colonies of settlers and traders in many large towns in West Africa. In addition, there is a sizable Hausaspeaking ...

Google previewEnglish in Cameroon (2001)

by Hans-Georg Wolf

Hausa is the trade language of the northern part, where it is spoken as an L2 (no numbers given for Ghana). In terms of the number of speakers, Akan, a Kwa language comprising several “inherently intelligible” dialects, is the dominant ...

Google previewNigerian Video Films (2000)

by Jonathan Haynes

Hausa is the second most widely spoken language in Nigeria after English. It is spoken by millions in Africa south ...

Google previewHandbook of the International Phonetic Association (1999)

A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet by International Phonetic Association

Kano Hausa is the variety most commonly heard on national and regional radio and television broadcasts in Nigeria as well as most international broadcasting, such as the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Radio Moscow, and Voice of America.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Introduction Hausa is a Chadic (Afroasiatic) language spoken by an estimated 30 million or more first-language speakers (more than any other sub-Saharan language), mainly in northern Nigeria and southern Niger. It is also spoken by ...

Google previewDictionary of Jamaican English (2002)

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page

Abraham, Hausa Abraham, Tiv ADD Adams Alexandre Alvarado Bargery Barrere Baumann Band V Burrow-Emeneau Carambula Christaller Ciarke DA DAE Craven Doke EDD, EDG Flacourt Focke Forbes Abraham, Major R. C. Dictionary of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Niger (2012)

by Abdourahmane Idrissa, Samuel Decalo

Hausa, Zarma-Songhay, Tamashaq, Fulfulde, Kanuri, Boudouma, Gulmancema, Toubou, dialectal Arabic, and Tassawaq. Given Niger's rates of school attendance, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Empire: History of Gold: Akan Goldfields: 1400 to 1800 Gold: Production and Trade: West Africa Hausa Polities: Origins, Rise Hausa Polities: Urbanism, Industry, and Commerce Hausa Polities: Warfare, Nineteenth Century Ibn Battuta, Mali ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Burkina Faso (2013)

by Lawrence Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani

HAUSA (HAOUSSA). The Hausa ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Bilingual Acquisition Developmental Stages Language Socialization Second Language: Learning AFROASIATIC LANGUAGES Amharic and Ethiopian Semitic Languages Arabic Aramaic Biblical Hebrew Coptic Egyptian Hausa and Chadic ...

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