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1912 Hausa Sayings & Folk Lore : Hausa people of Africa : Chadic Language

1912 Hausa Sayings & Folk Lore : Hausa people of Africa : Chadic Language

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Hausa Sayings & Folk Lore with a Vocabulary of New Words

Compiled and Edited by Roland S. Fletcher

London, New York, Toronto, and Melbourne: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, Date: 1912. FIrst Edition. Hardback. 173 pages.

A collection of expressions, ways of speaking, and folklore from the Hausa people of Africa, including chapters: Introduction; Hausa Sayings; Phrases; Sentences; Riddles; Quips, Catches, Alliteration, Etc.; Songs and Street Calls; Religious Expressions; Courtship and Marriage; Notes, Folk-Lore, Traditions, and Beliefs; Gestures; Hausa Art; Games; Vocabulary.

Ex-library book with ink stamp to title page and last blank page, library cards to inside front board and a white library number to the base of spine. Otherwise very good. Cloth binding good. Pages clean throughout.
Hausa is a Chadic language spoken by the Hausa people, the largest native ethnic group in Africa, mainly within the territories of Niger and the northern half of Nigeria, and with significant minorities in Ghana, Sudan, and Cameroon.

Hausa is a member of the Afroasiatic language family and is the most widely spoken language within the Chadic branch of that family. Ethnologues estimated that it was spoken as a first language by some 47 million people and as a second language by another 25 million, bringing the total number of Hausa speakers to an estimated 72 million. According to more recent estimations, Hausa would be spoken by 100–150 million people, possibly making it the most spoken indigenous, native African language.

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