Difference between revisions of "Hausa phrasebook"
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Hausa is a Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 24 million people, and as a second language by about 15 million more. Native speakers of Hausa are mostly to be found in the in the north of Nigeriaand in theAfrican country of Niger (where it is an official language in the north), but the language is widely used as a lingua franca(similar to Wolof in Senegal) in a much larger swathe of West Africa.
A gaishai ka (ki): Hello, or I greet you. Used as a more formal salutation, or if you find someone at hard at work
Na Gode: Thank You
Ina Jin Yunwa: I'm Hungry
Ina son ruwa: I want water