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Hausa

Saltos de línea: Hausa
Pronunciación: /ˈhaʊsə
 
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Definición de Hausa en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual or Hausas)

1A member of a people of northern Nigeria and adjacent regions.
Example sentences
  • The Hausas dominate Nigeria's north, the Yorubas the southwest.
  • The Africans began to see themselves not as Hausas, Igbos, or Yorubas, but as Nigerians in a common struggle against their colonial rulers.
  • Ethnic competition among its major ethnic groups, namely, Hausas, Ibos, and Yorubas, as well as between the major groups and the increasingly restive minorities, remain intractable problems.
2 [mass noun] The Chadic language of the Hausa, spoken by some 30 million people, mainly in Nigeria and Niger, and used as a lingua franca in parts of West Africa.
Example sentences
  • In West Africa, Hausa is often the language of choice.
  • Over half the population of Niger speak Hausa while an even greater number exist in the northern states of Nigeria.
  • In northern Nigeria many people who are not ethnic Hausas speak both Hausa and their own tribal language.

adjetivo

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Relating to the Hausa or their language.
Example sentences
  • Ibrahim broke with tradition again when she chose a White person - or bature, in the Hausa language - as her second husband.
  • In the Hausa language, for instance, there is no word for a woman who has reached adulthood but has never been married.
  • I came away with a pocketful of Hausa crosses¹ and some heavy old copper ankle bracelets which I hoped dated back to the time when copper formed the coinage of bartering.

Origen

the name in Hausa.

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