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Hausa

Hausa is West Africa's most widely spoken language. It has more than thirty-five million native speakers and about fifteen million non-native speakers. Hausa is mainly spoken in northern Nigeria, the Republic of Niger, northern Cameroon, and Ghana. It is also used as a trade language in West African capital cities, in some parts of Chad and Sudan, and in north and equatorial Africa. There are significant Hausa-speaking diaspora communities in the Sudan and Saudi Arabia, and new communities in the United States and Europe are already in the making.

Hausa language and culture are wonderful examples of Africa's triple heritage, namely the fusion of African, Arab-Islamic, and Euro-Christian traditions. The Hausa writing tradition dates back to the Middle Ages, when the Ajami (Hausa in Arabic script) literacy was developed through Arab-Islamic schools. Hausa is also written in the Latin alphabet, which is mainly used when teaching the language today.

 

Source: National African Language Resource Center's brochure on Hausa

Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
AFST 490-684 AFST490 - HAUSA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2012C TBA TBA-
AFST 594-684 AFST594 - HAUSA - AFR LANG ELEM I 2012C TBA TBA-
AFST 491-684 AFST491 - HAUSA-AFR LANG ELEM II 2013A TBA TBA-
AFST 490-684 AFST490 - HAUSA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2013C CANCELED
AFST 594-684 AFST594 - HAUSA - AFR LANG ELEM I 2013C CANCELED
AFST 491-684 AFST491 - HAUSA-AFR LANG ELEM II 2014A TBA TBA-
AFST 594-684 AFST594 - HAUSA-AFR LANG ELEM I 2014C MW 0700PM-0900PM