HON101 Hausa and Yoruba Handout

HON101 Hausa and Yoruba Handout - Hausa and Yoruba 1/17/10...

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Hausa and Yoruba 1/17/10 About 521languages in Nigeria Official language: English Main tribal languages: Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba Hausa: Most well-known Chadic language in Nigeria 24 million people in West Africa 2 nd language of 15 million Islamic culture Yoruba: Niger-congo language in West Africa 20 million Nigeria, Benin, and Togo Standard Yoruba: written form Origin: 1850’s Samuel A. Crowther: 1 st African Bishop Published a Yoruba grammar and started his translation of the Bible Hausa People: Kano: center of Hausa trade and culture Architecture: most beautiful of medieval age Largest and most historically grounded civilizations in West Africa Known for indigo dyed cloth in Kano state Novels, poetry, plays, instruction in Islamic practice, newspapers, magazines Religion: Islam Allah some Hausa people do not follow Islam-- they are called Maguzawa and they worship nature spirits called bori or
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HON 101 taught by Professor Goffman during the Winter '11 term at DePaul.

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HON101 Hausa and Yoruba Handout - Hausa and Yoruba 1/17/10...

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