A Hausa-English Dictionary

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Yale University Press, 2007 - Foreign Language Study - 243 pages
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This up-to-date volume, the first Hausa-English dictionary published in a quarter of a century, is written with language learners and practical users in mind. With over 10,000 entries, it primarily covers Standard Nigerian Hausa but also includes numerous forms from Niger and other dialect areas of Nigeria.
The dictionary includes new Hausa terminology for products, events, and activities of the modern world. Its definitions show the use of Hausa words in context, and particular attention is paid to idioms, figurative meanings, and special usages. As a guide to pronunciation, headwords and illustrative sentences are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The book adopts a unique approach to the presentation of verb forms that clarifies lexical relationships and their correct usage.
 
  

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Contents

HausaEnglish Dictionary
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Appendix A Hausa Pronoun Paradigms
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Appendix B Selected Derivational Classes with Regular Gender and Plural Formations
242

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Paul Newman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, and the world’s leading authority on the Hausa language. He is also an attorney and a member of the Indiana Bar.

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