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Extinct: no
Family: Afro-Asiatic
Branch: Chadic
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
 
Region: Spoken as a first language in large areas of Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, and Gombe states. Spoken as a second language in the northern half of Nigeria. Also spoken in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Niger, Sudan, Togo.
Countries Where Spoken: Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Sudan
Countries Where Official: Nigeria
   
Native Speakers: 18,525,000
Speakers Total: 24,162,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Hausa at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Hausa at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Hausa: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Hausa: 0
  
Three Letter Code: HAU
Alternative Names: HAUSAWA, HAOUSSA, ABAKWARIGA, MGBAKPA, HABE, KADO
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Summary: Barikanchi is a Hausa pidgin used in military barracks. There is a pidgin or market Hausa. Subdialects of Eastern Hausa: Kano, Katagum, Hadejiya; of Western Hausa: Sokoto, Katsina, Gobirawa, Adarawa, Kebbawa, Zamfarawa; of North Hausa: Arewa, Arawa. Abakwariga is a subgroup. Official regional language in the north. Official language. Dictionary. Grammar. SVO. Roman and Ajami scripts used. Radio programs. Muslim, traditional religion (Maguzawa), Christian. Bible 1932-1996.
 

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