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 Nigeria and in the African 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
Ko ba hukka ba ? Is that not so ?
Guskiya ? True ?
Sai wata rana. Until another day ( Goodbye )
Akwai labari ? Is there any news ?
Na ji dadi. I am pleased
Madala ! Excellent ( Often used at the end of the greetings if all is well )
Na Gaji. I am tired.
I na zaka(ki) je? Where do you want to go?
Bin iya yi ba. I don't know how to do it.
Zan tafi. I'm leaving.
Na gani. I understand.
A kwe abinchi? Is there food?
Me ka(kin) che? What did you say?
Bari. Leave it.
Zauna. Sit down.
Ta fita. She has gone out.
Ya je aiki. He has gone to work.
Ka iya yi? Do you know how to do it?
Ina son mota dan Allah. I would like a car please.
Ina zan kwana? Where would I stay?
Kana de Kudi? Do you have money?
Bani de kudi. I don't have money.
Ba na so. I don't like it.
Ina so. I like it.
Shanu Cattle Zomo Hare Rakoomi Camel Rakoomin dadje Giraffe Doki Horse Dan doka Police Kanna sha taba ? Do you smoke ? ( lit; Do you drink cigarettes ) Sirki A chief Aboki Friend Zaki Lion Geewa Elephant Geewan Ruwa Nile perch (Lit: Elephant of the waters ) Bai kome It doesn't matter Waasa Playing Kadaka zo gobe Don't come tomorrow Mata ta gudoo. Your wife has run away.