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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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Seul un encadrement technique occasionnel leur etait offert de temps en temps et ils ont pu hisser sur le podium, le fanion du club, en remportant le championnat de la Chaouia-Sud, lors de la saison 1948-49 ; des joueurs comme Charaf Sidi Mohammed, Zaroual Mouloud, Houssa Mehdi, Mohamed Ould Bbou, Zmane Ahmed, Affane Ba Sattaf, Sedik Ould Brik, Gouaesse Ahmed, Affane Khouyi Ahmed, Mohamed Ould Hamadi, Abdelkader Charlot, Didi Mohamed rnous El Bidaoui, Ba-Lhouari El Assad, Zarrok My Hachem, El Kouis Mohamed Labsir, Klilich Mohamed, Mohamed N'Moha ou encore My Hachem.