Hausa translation services


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35 million

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Official language

Also spoken

Niger, Nigeria

Interesting Fact

In Hausa, spoken in Nigeria, some words have multiple (and very different!) meanings, such as mesa (a python or a water hose), saje (sideburns or sergeant) and jak (donkey or wheelbarrow).


Hausa is a Chadic language spoken by ca. 35 million native speakers in Niger, Nigeria and surrounding countries and spoken by an estimated 90 million speakers as a second language. This makes it one of Africa’s most spoken languages and indeed it serves as a lingua franca in West Africa. In total, there are thought to be over quarter of a billion speakers around the world.

It used to be written with an Arabic script (Ajami) but for the last 100 years or so has been written with a Latin script called Boko.

Arabic, English and French have tended to be the main influences on the language due to religious and colonial history.


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