A Hausa-English Dictionary

A Hausa-English Dictionary

by Paul Newman
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300122466
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
988,793
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments....................vii
Abbreviations and Symbols....................viii
User's Guide to the Dictionary....................ix
Hausa-English Dictionary....................1
Appendixes: A. Hausa Pronoun Paradigms....................237
B. Selected Derivational Classes with Regular Gender and Plural Formations....................242
C. Days of the Week and Months of the Year....................243

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