Hausa language

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Hausa
Harshen/Halshen Hausa, هَرْشَن هَوْسَ‎
Native toNiger and Nigeria
RegionWest Africa
EthnicityHausa
Native speakers
80 million (2015–2016)[1]
20 million as a second language (no date)[2][3]
Latin (Boko alphabet)
Arabic (Ajami)
Hausa Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Niger (national status)
 Nigeria (national status)
 Ghana (national status)
Language codes
ISO 639-1ha
ISO 639-2hau
ISO 639-3hau
Glottologhaus1257[4]
Linguasphere19-HAA-b
Hausa language map.png
Areas of Niger and Nigeria where Hausa people are based
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Hausa (/ˈhsə/;[5] Harshen/Halshen Hausa) is a Chadic language. It was first spoken in Southern Niger and Northern Nigeria. Now many other people in West Africa speak it. It is the most widely spoken Chadic language, with around 47 million people speaking it as a first language.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hausa at Ethnologue (21st ed., 2018)
  2. Template:E17
  3. Template:Ethnologue20
  4. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Hausa". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  5. Bauer (2007), p. ?.
  6. "Hausa". Retrieved 5 June 2020.