noun (plural same or Hausas)
- 1A member of a people of northern Nigeria and adjacent regions.More 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.
- 2The Chadic language of the Hausa, spoken mainly in Nigeria and Niger, and widely used as a lingua franca in parts of West Africa.More 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.
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- Relating to the Hausa or their language.More 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.
the name in Hausa.
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