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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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On his arrival he had simply marched into the place at the head of his columns of Hausas without ceremony, almost as a master, into the very presence of the King.
Barmo noted that since the Hausa and the Fulani communities were inseparable and while the Hausa language was already being taught in schools, the Fulfulde should also be taught.
The land was acquired by the State on 23/8/1894 for the Hausa Reserve, and was being used by the Department of Parks and Gardens as a nursery for quite a long period until it was abandoned and occupied by these squatters.
FILE: Ministry of Awqaf CAIRO, May 5 (MENA) - The Ministry of Awqaf announced Sunday that it had launched four new pages on Facebook supported by the Pashto, Hausa, Amharic and Somali languages.
Oguzie state (in passing) that Iska is one of the novels of the city (42), Umar Muhammad Dogondaji comments that "Iska reflects on the life of Hausa people of Northern Nigeria in Kano and Kaduna towns respectively" (58).
In addition to the Grassfielders/Mbororo distinction (on which much has already been published since Phyllis Kaberry's 1952 book), Pelican introduces another ethnic group, the Hausa, who over time developed a very different version of affirming its identity as an ethnic group.
July 24, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Fourteen pastoralists from Lahaween tribe have been killed by farmers from Hausa tribe at Al-Hamra village, Galabat Sharqiya locality, 50 kilometres south of the capital of Gedaref State.
The BBC's investment in Nigeria has reportedly created over 100 new jobs in Lagos.BBC News is now available in five languages across Nigeria (Igbo, Pidgin, Yoruba, Hausa and English).
The Morphological-To-Analytic Causative Continuum in Hausa: New Insights and Analyses in a Typological Perspective
The presidential message, however, was delivered in Hausa, a language that is mainly spoken in Nigeria's north by some 40 million native speakers.
By the way, the news and articles on the website are available in both English and Hausa languages.