Hausa

noun
Hau·​sa | \ ˈhau̇-sə How to pronounce Hausa (audio) , -zə \
plural Hausa or Hausas

Definition of Hausa

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

First Known Use of Hausa

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hausa

Hausa Hausā

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“Hausa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hausa. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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