Hausa

Hausa is the Chadic language (a branch of the Afroasiatic language family) with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by about 35 million people, and as a second language by millions more in Nigeria, and millions more in other countries, for a total of at least 41 million speakers.

Since the beginning of the 17th century, Hausa has been written with a version of the Arabic script known as ajami. Most of the early writing in Hausa was Islamic poetry or on Islamic themes. Ajami is still used, mainly to write poetry, but also for at least one newspaper and some books. There is no standard spelling system for Hausa written with the Arabic script so there is some variation in spelling between different writers.

A version of Hausa written with the Latin alphabet and known as boko began to emerge during the 19th century. Until the 1950s ajami and boko were both used, though since then boko has been the main alphabet for most Hausa speakers.

 

Native speakers of Hausa are mostly found in Niger, in the north of Nigeria, and in Chad. Furthermore, the language is used as a trade language across West Africa and in northwestern Sudan, particularly amongst Muslims. It is taught at universities in Africa and around the world. The language is the most commonly spoken language in Nigeria, but it is also widely spoken outside Nigeria, especially in Niger, Ghana, Cameroon and Sudan.

ProMsaik Trans offers translations from and into Hausa in the following fields:

 

  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences

 

Hausa Proverb:Rua ba su yami banza.” – Water does not get bitter without a cause.

Meaning: There is reason for everything.

 

ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Hausa:

 

English — Hausa

 

French — Hausa

 

German — Hausa

 

Italian — Hausa

 

Spanish — Hausa

 

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ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Hausa.                                                                 

 

With ProMosaik interlanguage you can also study Hausa with us online!

 

Send your translation requests into or from Hausa, with the documents you need to be translated to info@promosaik.com