Hausa

noun Hau·sa \ ˈhau̇-sə , -zə \

Definition of Hausa

plural Hausa or Hausas
1 :the Chadic language of the Hausa people widely used in western Africa as a trade language
2 :a member of a people of northern Nigeria and southern Niger

Origin and Etymology of hausa

Hausa Hausā


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