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Hausa is the major language of the northern region of Nigeria. It is also used widely in commerce and trade in large areas of West Africa. Hausa is generically related to such well-known languages as ancient hieroglyphic Egyptian, Assyro-Babylonian, Hebrew and Arabic, as well as to others less familiar but also of importance, such as Amharic and Somali.

The Hausa Basic Course teaches the basic phonology and language and provides a good basic vocabulary. Instruction is centered on basic sentences, notes and drills. The recordings include the basic sentences and drills of the units, as well as the supplementary conversations that follow the units.

Learn more about the Hausa language on Wikipedia »

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Archive download

The whole course is available as an archive here Hausa Basic Course

Student Text

Unit 01 Tape Unit 06 Tape
Unit 02 Tape Unit 07 Tape
Unit 03 Tape Unit 08 Tape
Unit 04 Tape Unit 09 Tape
Unit 05 Tape Unit 10 Tape

Off-site Material

Some audio ressources are currently being hosted at Indiana University.