Subject areas for this language


Language Features

Alternate names
Haoussa, Hawsa, Hausawa, Haussa, Abakwariga, Habe, Kado, Mgbakpa
Aderawa, Arewa, Damagaram, Dawra, Gaya, Gobirawa, Katsina, Kurfey, Adarawa, Hadejiya, Kano, Katagum, Kebbawa, Sokoto, Zamfarawa
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Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Hausa.

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Entries for this language

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Title Subject Area
AfroRoman in Unicode Fonts & Keyboards
Ajami Transcription in West Africa Symbols & Characters
Arabic script in modern Nigeria Use & History
Consonants of the Tafi alphabet Symbols & Characters
How to type Nigerian languages well Fonts & Keyboards
Keyboard for Windows installation Fonts & Keyboards
Keyman Desktop keyboards for Hausa Fonts & Keyboards
KeymanWeb keyboard for Hausa Fonts & Keyboards
Lexilogos Online Keyboard Fonts & Keyboards
Names of Months and Days in Hausa Use & History
Tafiwriting font Fonts & Keyboards


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Sources for this language

Sources are references to books, web pages, articles and other materials. Click on the source title to see full details.

Title Type
Alphabets of Africa book
Ethnologue entry for Hausa - Ethnologue web page
Extension of the Arabic coded character set for bibliographic information interchange academic paper
Glottolog entry for Hausa - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
Hausa Writing - web page
ISO 639-3 page for Hausa - ISO 639-3 web page
Language-Specific Style Guides from Microsoft web page
MultiTree entry for Hausa - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Hausa - Open Language Archives Community web page
Proposal to encode additional Arabic-script characters academic paper
Proposal to encode Arabic-script letters for African languages academic paper
Script features by language - web page
SIL Archive for Hausa - SIL Language and Culture Archives web page
the arabic script in africa (a blog) web page
The Bible Translator 60.1 (2009) - The Bible Translator web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Hausa - Unicode - UDHR web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Hausa (Niger) - Unicode - UDHR web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Hausa (Nigeria) - Unicode - UDHR web page
Writing Hausa web page


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