Videos for Hausa Language and Culture

© World of Languages, Windsor, California, 1998

last update 2/26/09

HAUSAR BAKA is a set of 3 videotapes comprising about 5 hours of natural interaction in Hausa. Filmed in and around Kano, Nigeria, the more than 90 individual video segments show a broad range of cultural milieus, from domestic interaction in families through a tour of Daura, the site where, according to legend, the seven Hausa states originated. The segments are arranged in groups, beginning with greetings and simple question-answer dialogs, advancing through more complex interaction and narrative. Over fifty different individuals--men and women, children and adults--appear in the videos, representing a broad range of speaking styles.

Now available for use with the videos are a full transcript, a Hausa-English vocabulary of all the words in the videos, and an exercise manual for studying the Hausa language in conjunction with the videos.

Click on the links to the left for more information.

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