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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a predominantly Muslim people inhabiting northern Nigeria and southern Niger.
  • n. A Chadic language spoken by the Hausa, widely used as a trade language in West Africa.

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  • n. A Moslem people living in Nigeria and part of Niger.
  • n. The Chadic language spoken by these people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages; widely used as a trading language
  • n. a member of a Negroid people living chiefly in northern Nigeria

Etymologies

Hausa háusáawáa, pl. of bàháušè, a Hausa.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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