Hausa Language Resources

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This Hausa language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources

To Hausa People


Hausa Home Page __ "...with information on the Hausa language and links to other sites that have information on the language and on Hausa culture." - From UCLA - 

Hausa language __ "Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 24 million people, and as a second language by about 15 million more." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - 
Hausa language, alphabets and pronunciation __ "Hausa is a Chadic language with about 39 million speakers. It is spoken mainly northern Nigeria and Niger, and also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Sudan and Togo." An overview plus links to additional resources. - From - 

Hausa Language Page - Handbook of African Language Resources __ Basic overview and statistics. - From Michigan State University - 


Hausa Online Grammar __ "This online grammar provides basic information about the structure of the Hausa language explained in a relatively non-technical way...Click on the highlighted Grammar Topics to the left. This grammar is work in progress. Only the highlighted topics have content and not all are complete. Please return for updates." - From UCLA - 

Hausa Roman Orthography: Reform __ You will find an interesting, and to some, controversial paper. "The new orthography did not meet with universal approval among administrative officers. Many administrators were no more willing to adapt to the new orthography than a previous generation of administrators had been willing to adapt to the existing Ajami orthography. The administrators were preparing this dictionary for themselves, not for Africans, whom they were often reluctant to see educated in any language or script at all."- From John Edward Philips - 


Hausa Tongue Twisters __ A couple of good ones you can practice on. English translations are provided. - From Michael Reck - 

Teach Yourself Hausa Language, Learn to Speak hausa + BBC Service VOA Tribe & People Culture __ "The definitive guide to Teach Yourself Hausa Language for People who want to learn to Speak Hausa fast!" LOts of lessons, hints, resources and more. - illustrated - From - 


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