Learn How to Speak Hausa Language Fluently
Speak Hausa Language Fluently
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Hausa is one of the three major languages of Nigeria along with Igbo and Yoruba. It is mostly spoken in the North of the country, and has a large population in Niger and Chad. It is also used as a lingua franca across West Africa, making it one of Africa’s biggest languages. Hausa belongs to the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family, but its vocabulary is heavily influenced by Arabic.
Hausa Language History
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Hausa (هَوْسَ), also known as Abakwariga, Habe, Haoussa, Hausawa, Kado, and Mgbakpa, belongs to the West Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family. It is one of the largest languages on the African continent, spoken as a first language by the original Hausa people and by people of Fula ancestry. Hausa is the majority language of much of northern Nigeria and the neighboring Republic of Niger. In addition, there is a sizable Hausa-speaking community in Sudan, dating from the British takeover of northern Nigeria at the turn of the 20th century.
There are a number of theories about the origin of the Hausa people. One theory holds that all Hausas once lived by Lake Chad, but were forced to move west when the water level in the lake dropped. Another theory identifies the Hausa people as desert nomads who lived in the Sahara. Some scholars believe that there is a link between the Hausa and the people of Ethiopia based on shared worship of the sun, practiced prior to the arrival of Islam and Christianity. Many Hausa themselves believe that their ancestors were Arabs whose descendants founded the Hausa city-states. Hausa folklore includes some popular myths regarding the origins of the Hausa people.
Hausa is spoken by 18.5 million people in Nigeria. It is spoken as a first language by an estimated 24 million speakers and as a second or third language by an additional 15 million people across a broad band of countries of West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ghana, Niger, Sudan, and Togo (Ethnologue). It is the lingua franca for Muslim populations in much of West Africa. Every city of any size in West Africa has a large Hausa community. Hausa is used in commerce, government and the media. While higher education in northern Nigeria tends to be in English, Hausa serves as the language of instruction in primary schools. There are several Hausa language newspapers and a growing body of literature.
Despite its wide range, Hausa has relatively limited dialect variation. Ethnologue identifies the following major dialect divisions:
- Eastern: Kano, Katagum, Hadejiya
- Western: Sokoto, Katsina, Gobirawa, Adarawa, Kebbawa, Zamfarawa
- Northern: Arewa, Arawa
Standard Hausa is based on the dialect of Kano, the largest and most important Hausa-speaking city in Nigeria. It is heard on Nigerian radio and TV, and international Hausa broadcasting such as BBC Hausa, Deutsche Welle, and The Voice of America (VOA) Hausa.
Hausa has a complex phonological system characterized by tones in addition to large inventories of vowels and consonants.
Hausa has 10 vowel phonemes, i.e., sounds that differentiate word meaning. The vowels can be either short or long. Length makes a difference in word meaning. There are also two diphthongs /ai/ and /au/. In the table below long vowels are marked by a tilde. In the standard romanized writing system the letters i, e, a, u, o represent both short and long vowels.
Fun facts — Hausa
- There is no word meaning ‘to have’ so the closest equivalent to ‘I have money’ is ‘I (am) with money’.
- Hausa verbs do not change to show tense but pronouns – I, you, he, she, it etc. – do! ‘Shiga’ means ‘to enter’. ‘They entered’ is ‘sun shiga’ but ‘they are entering’ is ‘suna shiga’. The part meaning ‘enter’ stays the same but ‘they’ changes form to show when the action is occurring.
- When asking for a person’s name, Hausa speakers ask ‘yaya sunanka?’ or ‘how is your name?’
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- The Training is a Private One on One Program provided at your location, either from Home, Office or at one of our Training hub
- You will be provided with Learning Materials
- You will be given Free Private Mentorship after your training is over
- You will be able to speak Fluently after 5 weeks
Lesson Fee : N45,000
Duration: 5 Weeks (Extendable to 10 weeks)
Requirement: Able to Speak and Read English, SSCE, Work Experience
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