Hausa language


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Hausa language,

member of the Chadic group of languages belonging to the Afroasiatic family of languages. See Afroasiatic languagesAfroasiatic languages
, formerly Hamito-Semitic languages
, family of languages spoken by more than 250 million people in N Africa; much of the Sahara; parts of E, central, and W Africa; and W Asia (especially the Arabian peninsula, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and
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Our condolences go to the people of France" wrote one Facebook user, Usman, in the Hausa language, in Abuja, Nigeria over the weekend.
His tiny white kitten, named Zakanya or Kanya which means "Lioness" in Hausa language, licks his ear until he wakes up.
Employing his Hausa language skills, Joyce engaged with local religious, political, law enforcement and civil society leaders, and conveyed the U.
Boko Haram, which loosely translates from the Hausa language widely spoken in northern Nigeria as "Western education is forbidden", began life in 2002 as a largely peaceful extremist movement.
Schools were also being targeted by the insurgents, whose nickname means ''Western education is forbidden'' in the Hausa language.
I will only die the day Allah takes my breath," he says in the northern Hausa language, reported the news agency, which normally receives Boko Haram tapes first, before they are distributed online.
Boko Haram -- which in the Hausa language broadly means "Western education is sinful" -- is loosely modeled on the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
The video came through channels that have provided previous messages from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, who speaks in the video in the Hausa language of northern Nigeria.
education is forbidden" in thelocal Hausa language.
But it was given the name Boko Haram in the local Hausa language, which means "Western education is sinful.
In the latest video, the images are blurry at times, but zoom in to Shekau, who speaks in the local Hausa language and Arabic as well as English.
At the time of the abduction most schools in the region had closed because of attacks by a terror sect whose very name, Boko Haram, means "Western education is sinful" in the Hausa language.