Hausa

or Haus·sa

[hou-sah, -suh, -zuh]
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noun, plural Hau·sas, (especially collectively) Hau·sa for 1.

a member of an indigenous people of northern Nigeria and southern Niger whose culture has been strongly influenced by Islam.
the language of the Hausa people, belonging to the Chadic branch of the Afroasiatic family, widely used in Africa as a language of commerce.

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  • Chika, a well-to-do young Igbo woman, has been pulled to safety in a deserted shop by a Hausa Muslim woman.

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British Dictionary definitions for hausa

Hausa

noun

plural -sas or -sa a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in N Nigeria
the language of this people: the chief member of the Chadic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is widely used as a trading language throughout W Africa and the S Sahara
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