arabic loan words in hausa language
About this book
The book is a collection or compilation of Hausa words that are ‘borrowed’ from Arabic Language. The words are also translated into English Language. This makes the book a "multilingual book" involving Arabic, Hausa as well as English Languages and as such it is a good source of vocabularies for the three languages. Transliterations for the Arabic texts have been deliberately included for use by readers who cannot read Arabic text. The book is very educative and suggests clearly that there is a strong cultural relationship between Arab and Hausa people. Examples of these words are: ENGLISH HAUSA WORD ARABIC TRANSLITERATION Explanation Bayani Al-Bayaanu Onion Albasa Al-basalu Intelligence Basira Al-Baseeratu Puberty Balaga Buluugu Blessing Albarka Al-Barku Calamity Bala’i Al-Balaa’u Explanation Bahasi Al-bahsu History Tarihi Attariikhu Good upbringing Tarbiyya At-tarbiyatu Ninety Tis’in Tis’iina Ignorant Person Jahili Al-Jaahilu University Jami’a Al-Jaami’atu Quarrel/Fracas Jidali Al-jidaalu Intercourse Jima’i Al-Jimaa’u Long Shirt Jalabiyya Jalaabiyyatu Political Party Jami’iyya Al-Jami’iyyatu Sentence Jumla Al-Jumlatu Gender/Type Jinsi Jinsu Masses/People Jama’a Jamaa’atu State Jiha Jihatu Government Hukuma Al-Hukuumatu Chief Hakima Al-Haakimu Jealousy/Envy Hasada Al-Hasadu Alphabet Harafi Harfu Pilgrim Alhaji Al-haajju Reason/evidence Hujja Al-Hujjatu Serving Hidima Al-Khidimatu Loss Hasara Al-Khasratu Danger Hadari Al-Khatru Fifty Hamsin Khamsuuna Fear Haufi (Tsoro) Khaufu Tax Haraji Kharju Gift/Present Alheri Al-Khairu Lesson Darasi Addarsu Reason Dalili Ad-dalilu Religion Addini Ad-deenu World Duniya Ad-dunya Esteem Daraja Ad-darajatu Family Zuriya Az-zurriyyatu Sins Zunubai Az-zunuubu Bribery Rashawa Ar-rashwu Opinion Ra’ayi Ar-ra’aayu Visit Ziyara Az-ziyaaratu Politics Siyasa As-Siyaasatu Secret Sirri As-Sirru Sixty Sittin As-Sittuuna Many more words in the book!