Hausa is a Chadic language spoken by the Hausa people, who are primarily located in Nigeria and Niger, but also in other countries in West Africa, such as Ghana, Chad, and Sudan. It is the most widely spoken African language in Nigeria, and the second most widely spoken African language in West Africa after Wolof.

Hausa is a tonal language, meaning that the meaning of a word can change depending on the tone used to pronounce it. It is also a highly inflected language, with a complex system of noun classes and verb conjugations. The Hausa language is written in a modified form of the Arabic script, which is known as boko.

Hausa is the lingua franca of West Africa, and it is spoken as a first or second language by many ethnic groups in the region, including the Fulani, Kanuri, and Tiv. This means that it is often used as a common language for communication between different ethnic groups. Additionally, it's an official language in Nigeria, it is taught in schools and used in the media and government.

Hausa language has also a rich oral tradition, it is known for its poetry, riddles, and proverbs. These oral tradition is a way for the community to pass down their history, culture, and values from one generation to the next.

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Last updated on February 16, 2023