The Hausa people have a rich and long history dating back to the 7th century. They are an ethnic group indigenous to West Africa, primarily located in Nigeria and Niger. The Hausa are known for their advanced culture and civilization, as well as their powerful states and empires.

The Hausa city-states emerged in the late 11th century and were known for their wealth, trade, and advanced Islamic culture. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the Hausa city-states formed the Hausa Bakwai, a confederation of seven powerful city-states that dominated trade in West Africa. The Hausa city-states played an important role in the trans-Saharan trade and controlled the trade routes between West Africa and the Maghreb region in North Africa.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Hausa city-states were incorporated into the Sokoto Caliphate, a large Islamic empire that covered much of what is now Nigeria and Niger. The Sokoto Caliphate was conquered by British colonial forces in 1903 and became part of the British protectorate of Nigeria.

Today, the Hausa people continue to play an important role in West Africa and are known for their rich cultural heritage, advanced civilization, and contributions to the region's history and development.

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Last updated on February 16, 2023