Hausa Language and Culture

One of Africa's largest spoken languages, Hausa is spoken as a first language by 25 million people. Ask questions about the Hausa language and culture in this category.

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Hausa Language and Culture

Biography of Jamila Tangaza of BBC Radio Hausa Service?

Jamilah Tangaza, born in the northern Nigerian city of Kano. Attended St Louis primary school and St Louis secondary school. A graduate of Bayero University Kano. She joined the BBC World Service in 1992 as a Producer. She was BBC Editor and head of Nigeria operations. She is currently Head of BBC Hausa Service. Jamilah holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is also member of the UK's Chattered Management Institute.

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Filipino Language and Culture
Mga tanong sa Tagalog
Hausa Language and Culture

What is the theme for buwan ng wika 2012-2013?

Tatag ng wikang Filipino

Lakas ng pagka Pilipino

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Hausa Language and Culture

What jobs did the Hausa tribe do?

The Hausa people (a larger ethnic group comparable to Anglo-Saxons, who might object to being called a tribe) have inhabited the northern part of Nigeria for centuries. Prior to colonization, the Hausa were an advanced society with organized governments a large degree of division of labor.

Hausaland's political organization was centered around seven city-states: Kano, Rano, Biram, Zaria, Katsina, Daura and Gobir. The economies of each city state -- and, thus, the most common jobs -- were determined by the geography of the surrounding area.

Kano and Rano were adjacent to fertile plains that produced a lot of cotton, so they engaged in a lot of large-scale agriculture and textile production. Biram was centrally located, so it was the seat of Hausaland's government. Zaria was in a border region, and served as a hub for the slave trade (with Arabs and other Africans, long before Europeans). Katsina and Daura became cosmopolitan centers commerce because they were far north and so could participate in the trans-Saharan trade. Gobir was the farthest west, and so served as the main point of defense against larger West African kingdoms like Ghana and Songhai.

The Hausa city states arose in the 5th or 6th century A.D. and retained dominance in the region until they fell to a jihad from Fulani Muslims in the early 1800s. The Hausa, as an ethnic group, still exist and still play a prominent role in public life in Nigeria and Niger.

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Hausa Language and Culture

What is the Hausa ethnic name for Nigeria?

Hausa-Fulani

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A branch of Afro-Asiatic language such as Hausa?

chadic

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How did the Hausa tribe get its food?

by killing animals

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Continents and Regions
English to Afrikaans
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Burkina Faso

What are all the continents in order from smallest to largest?

1. Australia

2. Europe

3. Antarctica

4. South America

5. North America

6. Africa

7. Asia

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What is the history of the Hausa tribe?

For the source and detailed information concerning the Hausa tribe, click on the related links section indicated below.

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How does Hausa interfere with English?

The Hausa do not really interfere with the English. The English is a completely different culture and has very different beliefs than the English. The Hausa tribe is a very independent tribe and does not interfere with the English.

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The Difference Between
Hausa Language and Culture

What are the Differences between Hausa and Ibo culture?

differences between Hausa and Yoruba

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English Language
Netherlands
Nigeria
Hausa Language and Culture

Why is English spoken in Nigeria?

English was brought to Nigeria by British colonizers.

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How do you say crazy or crazy girl in hausa?

Well I know in English "crazy girl" can have different meanings. I am not sure depending on the context in Hausa "crazy" means "marar hankali" literally insane. So you can say "ba ta da hankali" If by crazy you mean she is everywhere with anyone.. then in hausa we say "yar iska"literally "daughther of the wind"

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Inane asalin kasar hausa da hausawa kuma daga ina suka fito?

ASALIN HAUSA:- Hausa tasamo asaline daga (habasha),alokacin batadasuna hausa.anakiranta (ma..gu..za..),sakamakon shugaban kabilar (maguz).shikuma maguz yashahara wajen kasuwanci,kere-kere,dakuma yake-yake. Shiyasa kabilar yankin yammacin (kogin nile)wanda akekira (Red sea)ayanzu, sukahada kai sukakorosu har izuwa gabar kogin leckchard wanda akekira (chadi)ayanzu. Tafiya tai nisa saisukararrabu wasu sukashiga chadi, wasukuma sukashiga niger tayammacin arewa,wasukuma Nigeria ta arewa.

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Is Aishatu Musa of BBC Hausa service a Christian?

Yes

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Translations
Hausa Language and Culture

How do you say hello in Hausa language?

Sannu

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Where is the origin of Hausa language?

Niger and Northern Nigeria.

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Nigeria
Hausa Language and Culture

How does nigeria say please in hausa?

kayi hakuri

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What is the English word for this hausa crop 'ridi'?

Sesame seed

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History of Islam

Muslim scholar who formed Hausa-Fulani Empire?

Usuman dan Fodio

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Is Hausa a tribe?

ofcourse hausa is a tribe and the language hausa people speaks is hausa languae aswell.. they are the most popular and honest people in nigeria, and they live in the northern part of nigeria.

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How do you say score a goal in the hausa language?

In Niger we say "ya sa bi" He scored a goal the "bi" comes from the French "but"

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Meaning of talking in hausa?

magana

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What does the name Yohance means in the Hausa tribe?

My middle name is Yohance, and it means "God's Gift".

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Nigeria
Hausa Language and Culture

How do you say welcome to Nigeria in Hausa?

barka dazuwa Nigeria

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How do you say 'Talk to you later' in Hausa?

Sai na ji daga gareka.

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