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Om du reser till Nigeria kanske du vill lära dig det relevanta språket: Yoruba i väst, Igbo i söder eller Hausa i norr. Det finns faktiskt över 500 språk i Nigeria men dessa tre största borde få dig runt. Alla dessa språk använder det latinska alfabetet. Hausa är ett chadiskt språk med mycket arabiskt inflytande med omkring 35 miljoner individer.

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Fun facts about Hausa

There is no word meaning 'to have' so the closest equivalent to 'I have money' is 'I (am) with money'.

Hausa verbs do not change to show tense. (But pronouns: 'I, you, he, she, it etc. do!) 'Shiga' means 'to enter'. 'They entered' is 'sun shiga' but 'they are entering' is 'suna shiga'. The part meaning 'enter' stays the same but 'they' changes form to show when the action is occurring.

When asking for a person’s name, Hausa speakers ask 'yaya sunanka?' or 'how is your name?'

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