AskDefine | Define Hausa

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1 a member of a Negroid people living chiefly in northern Nigeria [syn: Haussa]
2 the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages; widely used as a trading language [syn: Haussa]

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  1. A Moslem people living in Nigeria and part of Niger.
  2. The Chadic language spoken by these people.

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Hausa may refer to:
Hausa in German: Hausa
Hausa in Italian: Hausa
Hausa in Hebrew: האוסה
Hausa in Dutch: Hausa
Hausa in Portuguese: Hauçá
Hausa in Russian: Хауса
Hausa in Finnish: Hausa
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