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This “Orientation” to the Hausa language is intended to help you prepare for anything from a short trip to a Hausa-speaking country all the way to a career speaking Hausa. It is not a course in Hausa but hopefully a way to help you “jump start” your learning, particularly if you are anxious to get started but are not yet in a Hausa-speaking area.
Why Learn Hausa?
- Hausa is the most commonly spoken language of Northern and Middle Belt Nigeria.
- It’s the first language of about 25 million people and second language of another 18 million, including parts of seven West African countries.
- In central and northern Nigeria, many ordinary people speak little or no English, but almost all speak Hausa as a first or second language.
- When in an area where it is used, speaking Hausa shows you care