HON101 Hausa and Yoruba

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Hausa and Yoruba Stephanie Baggio
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Languages in Nigeria About 521 Official language: English Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, Fulfulde, Kanuri, Ibibio Main tribal languages: Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba
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Hausa Most well-known Chadic language in Nigeria 24 million people in West Africa 2nd language of 15 million Mostly among Muslims Islamic culture Reduced tonal system and a phonology influenced by Arabic
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Hausa Dialects Traditional: Eastern Hausa Western Hausa Northern Hausa Ghanaian Hausa Non-native Hausa
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Yoruba Niger-congo language in West Africa 20 million Nigeria, Benin, and Togo Tonal language The term Yoruba is used for the standard written form
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Yoruba Dialects North-west Yoruba: Lagos Central Yoruba South East Yoruba Standard Yoruba: written form Origin: 1850’s Samuel A. Crowther: 1st African Bishop Published a Yoruba grammar and started his translation of the Bible
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Hausa People Kano: center of Hausa trade and culture
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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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