Hausa


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Hau·sa

 (hou′sə, -zə)
n. pl. Hausa or Hau·sas
1. A member of a predominantly Muslim people inhabiting northern Nigeria and southern Niger.
2. A Chadic language spoken by the Hausa, widely used as a trade language in West Africa.

[Hausa háusáawáa, pl. of bàháušè, a Hausa.]

Hausa

(ˈhaʊsə)
npl -sas or -sa
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in N Nigeria
2. (Languages) the language of this people: the chief member of the Chadic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is widely used as a trading language throughout W Africa and the S Sahara

Hau•sa

(ˈhaʊ sə, -sɑ, -zə)

n., pl. -sas, (esp. collectively) -sa.
1. a member of an African people of N Nigeria and S Niger.
2. the Chadic language of the Hausa, a second language and lingua franca in N Nigeria, Niger, and adjacent countries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hausa - a member of a Negroid people living chiefly in northern NigeriaHausa - a member of a Negroid people living chiefly in northern Nigeria
Nigerian - a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
2.Hausa - the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages; widely used as a trading language
West Chadic - a group of Chadic languages spoken in northern Nigeria; Hausa in the most important member
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Since Scarlett Trent found our Hausa friend and the rum flask, there have been no means of getting liquor to him, so I suppose he has very near regained his senses, anyhow he shipped off very cunning, not even Missionary Walsh knowing, but he made a very big mistake, the news of which I send to you knowing it will be good.
The suspects, who speak Arabic, Djerma and Hausa local languages, were taken into custody on Nov.
In the deal, SES will render broadcast limit to provide a Canal 3 pay TV channels bouquet in Hausa, Savanna, Wolof and French languages all over West Africa.
Our condolences go to the people of France" wrote one Facebook user, Usman, in the Hausa language, in Abuja, Nigeria over the weekend.
Ibrahim Ahmed , from Voice of America's Hausa Service, for his intrepid reporting from Boko Haram targeted territory in Northeastern Nigeria
All the tribe's chieftains and mayors attended meeting at the chieftains of Roufa'a Al-Howi home, Brigadier General (pilot) Yousif Ahmed Yousif including the chiefs of Kassala tribes, the prince of the Hausa tribe, the mayor of the Goilghoni tribe and the leaders of the Sufis leaders.
Visitors will have the chance to step back in time and view shields from the mighty Zulu warriors, Hausa leatherwork and rhinoceros hides.
Shaikh Al-Aqeel said that the distributed free copies of the Holy Quran are available in 13 languages: Urdu, Hausa, English, French, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Spanish, Malibari, Russian, Turkish, German and Albanian.
Sheikh Al-Aqeel further said that the distributed free copies of the Holy Quran are available in 13 languages: Urdu, Hausa, English, French, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Spanish, Malibari, Russian, Turkish, German and Albanian.
His tiny white kitten, named Zakanya or Kanya which means "Lioness" in Hausa language, licks his ear until he wakes up.
The colloquial term for a typical northerner is"aboki" or"malam"; the words literally mean"friend" or"mister" in Hausa, but saying"You're behaving like an aboki" is a way of telling someone off for acting daft.
Schools were also being targeted by the insurgents, whose nickname means ''Western education is forbidden'' in the Hausa language.