A Hausa-English Dictionary
Yale University Press, 2007 - 243 pages
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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Appendix A Hausa Pronoun Paradigms
Appendix B Selected Derivational Classes with Regular Gender and Plural Formations
2nd psn abinci adj.pp aiki Allah animal Arabic ba shi baki biyu calabash child cika cikin clipped form cloth colloq daga dawo Dictionary drum Epithet euphem excl feminine ﬁnal Fulani gaba gida gidan grade grass guinea-corn Gwamnati gyara hair hajj haka hannu Hausa Hausa Language head headword horse Huge id Emphasizes id.adj ideophonic Idiom indicated Islamic Kano kasa kolanuts Koran kucfi lafiya Large magana malam masc mata meat millet mini Musa musu mutane one's oneself peanuts plural prep pronoun rashin ruwa s.o. or sth sarki she/-shi Small stick suka Sun yi tafi tana tashi things tone tree tuwo Type v.l. vary acc v4 Become verb verbal nouns vowel vowel length wani wannan woman wuta Yana zuwa