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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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About the Author

andlt;strongandgt;Paul Newmanandlt;/strongandgt; is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, and the worldand#8217;s leading authority on the Hausa language. He is also an attorney and a member of the Indiana Bar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300122466
Author:
Newman, Paul
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Multi-Language Dictionaries
Subject:
African Languages (See Also Swahili)
Subject:
English
Subject:
Hausa language
Subject:
Hausa language - English
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Foreign Languages-African Languages General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.56 in 1.45 lb

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