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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In both cases, members of Boko Haram, which in the Hausa language translates roughly to "Western education is a sin," sprayed a school with bullets as they invaded the grounds to steal food and other supplies.
Its name roughly translates as 'Western education is forbidden' in the Hausa language widely spoken in northeast Nigeria.
Our condolences go to the people of France" wrote one Facebook user, Usman, in the Hausa language, in Abuja, Nigeria over the weekend.
The Whitemen overseeing Tivland in those days did not learn the Tiv language; they only spoke the Hausa language.
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.
Leveraging the satellite's Ku-band footprint that sweeps across sub-Saharan Africa, the channel is shifting towards a new and higher quality of broadcasting service to solidify its position as Northern Nigeria's premiere Hausa language channel.
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.
Over the weekend, Senate President David Mark, the country's number three, ruled out a deal with Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is a sin" in the northern Hausa language.