Hausa is the Chadic (branch of the Afroasiatic language family) language of the Hausa people, one of the largest ethnic groups in Central Africa. Hausa is spoken as a first language by over 27 million people and as a second language by nearly 20 million more. Commonly spoken throughout southern Niger and northern Nigeria, Hausa has developed as a lingua franca throughout much of West Africa for purposes of trade.
This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to West Africa with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes:
- 4,000 dictionary entries
- Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers
- Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business
- Concise grammar and pronunciation sections
Size – 102mm x 190mm