The dictionary contains a broad selection of words that the average person is likely to need in speaking and writing Hausa for everyday use. Included are common technical terms drawn from a range of fields, as well as generally accepted borrowings from English and French. The entries are divided into meaning groups and grammatical categories, marked clearly by semantic and usage indicators to help the user distinguish between the various meanings.
Release on 2014-11-19 | by Alhaji Maina Gimba,Russell G. Schuh
Author: Alhaji Maina Gimba,Russell G. Schuh
Pubpsher: Univ of California Press
This is a dictionary of Bole, a little documented language of the Chadic family, spoken in northeastern Nigeria. This is one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of any Chadic language other than Hausa. All entries for Bole are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The Bole-English-Hausa section has full definitions and explanations of meaning in English with numerous examples of use. Each entry has a Hausa gloss. The English-Bole section is intended mainly as an index to the Bole-English-Hausa section. There are appendices of flora and fauna terms, cultural terms, pronouns, and comprehensive paradigms of verb forms.
This up-to-date volume, the first Hausa-English dictionary published in a quarter of a century, is written with language learners and practical users in mind. With over 10,000 entries, it primarily covers Standard Nigerian Hausa but also includes numerous forms from Niger and other dialect areas of Nigeria. The dictionary includes new Hausa terminology for products, events, and activities of the modern world. Its definitions show the use of Hausa words in context, and particular attention is paid to idioms, figurative meanings, and special usages. As a guide to pronunciation, headwords and illustrative sentences are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The book adopts a unique approach to the presentation of verb forms that clarifies lexical relationships and their correct usage.
Hausa is one of Africa's single most spoken languages. It is Hausa's general ease of use that has contributed to its becoming so widely used. A member of the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic languages Hausa is spoken as a first language by about 34 million people, and as a second language by about 15 million more. Native speakers of Hausa are mostly to be found in the north of Nigeria and in Niger (where it is an official language), but the language is widely used as a lingua franca in a larger geographic band across sahelian Africa north of the Congo basin, and west of central Sudan. As a lingua-franca, Hausa is especially prevalent in Ghana, used by Hausa traders in zango (Hausa urban districts) in major cities. It is also used by Fulani herdsmen, Dagomba/Gurunsi farmers as a second language, by the official Islamic clergy of the country, and as an inter-ethnic group lingua-franca north and east of all Akan dominated areas. In total, Hausa speakers in Ghana number between 4-7 million of all Hausa-speakers, making it a very handy language to know in the marketplace. Hausa is also used extensively in Cameroon alongside Fulani in the far north and as far south as Gabon. In Central/Northeast Africa, Hausa is used in Chad and Sudan among the Hausa-Fulani communities, and smaller Muslim tribal groups, in and around Khartoum and Kordofan (in addition to Arabic). Two famous Sudanese singers, Fadimatu and Sabrin, occasionally sing in Hausa on the popular Sudanese national television program Nogoum, noting the increasing recognition of the Hausa language in otherwise Arabic-dominated Sudanese society. Hausa is a tonal language which employs two distinct tones, high and low, but doesn't sound as distinctly tonal as other African languages. There are also many special implosive and explosive consonants used in Hausa that may have to be learned by ear, but are completely comprehensible without mastering. Hausa employs a 5 vowel system like Spanish (a, e, i, o, u), and grammar is quite easy to learn. This dictionary contains 10,200 terms in English and Hausa. A guide to English and Hausa pronunciation is also included. It is derived from our Words R Us system.
Hausa is the Chadic (branch of the Afroasiatic language family) language of the Hausa people, one of the largest ethnic groups in Central Africa. Hausa is spoken as a first language by over 27 million people and as a second language by nearly 20 million more. Commonly spoken throughout southern Niger and northern Nigeria, Hausa has developed as a lingua franca throughout much of West Africa for purposes of trade. This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to West Africa with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes: 4,000 dictionary entries Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business Concise grammar and pronunciation sections
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