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Hausa Alphabet learn all the alphabet
Counting of Numbers Hausa numbers counting
Different Type Of Greetings Ways to greet in hausa
Asking about Members of the Family About family members
Reception How is the party?
Farewell Good bye
Making Inquiry And Request with why? what? which? who? where? how?
In The Dining funiture room dining table
Different Nouns: To animals, farm, body, house, school & relations.
Pronouns Personal and Possessive personal pronouns & possessive!
Days Months Years Months of the year, years, Days of the week
Hausa Verbs Nothing but verb
Telling Of Time what time is it?
Simple Sentences and Market Situation market conversations
Hausa Proverbs and Sayings Proverbs
Fassara - Translation In Hausa has translations.
Hausa Food Abincin hausawa means food in hausa.
Restaurant Situation (Katin)(Gurin abincin)(Gurin sarda abincin) Restaurant in hausa.
Garuruwa Hausa Bakwai - Seven Legitimate Hausa States The main seven legitimate hausa states.
Banza Bakwai - Seven illegitimate Hausa States The main seven illegitimate hausa states.
Translation of Words - Fasssarar Kalmomi Translation of words in hausa.
Hausa Vowels & Consonnants (Bakake da Wasullan Hausa) Vowels and Consonnants in hausa.
Names of Animals in Hausa (Suanyen dabbobi) hausa animal names
Name of Places in Hausa (Suanyen wurare) hausa place names
Names of Things in Hausa (Suanyen abubuwa) hausa things name
The Hausa Language dictionary translation.
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The BBC Hausa
www bbc hausa com
Shafin Farko bbchausa service news


BBC Hausa (www bbc hausa com) is a website of serious research, supported by the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC (African Service) news United Kingdom (UK) and by a group of experirenced Nigerian educators bring together their joint expertise in hausa language.

BBC Hausa.com

The aim of BBC Hausa.com (www bbc hausa com) facebook/news/radio/ labarai/ shafin farko/ service/ MP3/ Live/ audio/ sport/ online is to encourage unity amongst hausa speaking people via its website bbc hausa.co.uk service.

The bbchausa online service can achieve this objective if we understand some bbc hausa language, at least, to some extent.

Teachyourselfhausa.com - learning to speak hausa lanugage has successfully translated both the simple and complex sentences, that we all come across in our daily activities.

For anyone who is learning how to speak hausa (not bbchausa) or read or write any of these bbc hausa shafin farko language correctly. The most important word of a sentence is the verb, or adverb therefore, you are advised to take a cognizance of these.

Bbc News Hausa or CNN News

BBC News Hausa (www.bbchausa) or Sky News or CNN Cable Network News do provide an up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio, mp3, facebook and feature stories.

Also in the social networking sites bbc hausa face book or cnn facebook. BBC news hausa provides trusted World and UK news as well as local bbc hausa shafin farko and regional perspectives.

In addition, there is a live online sport news, business, science, entertainment, and health and technology news. Breaking news in hausa language (www.bbc hausa.com), sport, TV, radio and a whole lot more.

The Hausa bbc.com or cnn news informs, educates and entertains - wherever you are, whatever your age in a bbchausa language. Sadly, not many people can read hausa bbc (hausa bbc.com) news at the main site bbc hausa www bbc hausa com.

BBC Hausa Service

The Bbc Hausa service (www.bbchausa.com) or sometimes refer to as BBC World Hausa services broad cast the latest international news, features and analysis from African continent, the Asia-Pacific continent, European zone, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada.

The bbc hausa staff brings global audiences an impartial news, interviews, newshour, news and analysis of the day's global events, business analysis, investigative journalism, live sports events and hard-hitting news in hausa language.

BBC HAUSA (www. bbc hausa) primary market is Nigeria and other countries where the BBC Hausa Service is received (Niger and Ghana).

Hausa speakers are mostly Muslim although some are Christian. BBC Hausa.com audience groups were mainly Muslim in Kano-Nigeria and Ghana and Niger whilst some Christians and other non-Muslims were in Kaduna.

Nigeria, Niger and Ghana are located in Western Africa. Nigeria is home to around 160 million people and is the most populous country in Africa. Niger (16 million) and Ghana (25 million) are much smaller in population terms.

BBC HAUSA Radio is the dominant medium throughout the region. It is not expensive to listen, the medium doesn’t suffer from power supply problems - because radios are usually battery powered and the audience is not required to be literate.

The BBC HAUSA Service broadcast in the Hausa language for one and a half hours a day at the following local times:
  • Shirin Safe (Morning news) 6:30 a.m.
  • Shirin Hantsi (Morning news) 7:30 a.m.
  • Shirin Rana (Afternoon news) 2:45 p.m.
  • Shirin Yamma (Evening news) 8:30 p.m
BBC HAUSA (www.bbc hausa com) programmes are only available via Short Wave in Nigeria due to the ban on FM re-broadcast of international services.

In Niger, according to the BBC HAUSA Service, FM partner stations account for over half of all listening, and around 80% of all listening in urban areas whilst Short Wave plays an important role in rural areas. In Ghana, BBC Hausa broadcasts on 101.3FM in the capital, Accra.

BBC Hausa (www.bbc hausa facebook) is the BBC World Service’s largest service in terms of the number of listeners. The bulk of listeners are in largely Muslim North Nigeria; a region with significant public diplomacy importance.

BBC Hausa Times of Listening (GMT)
  • 05:30am gets 62% of the audience.
  • 06:30am gets 42% of the audience.
  • 13:45am gets 36% of the audience.
  • 19:30am gets 44% of the audience.
 
BBC HAUSA Audience Fact File
  • 60% of audience is male
  • Average age of a listener is 34
  • Live in large households
  • More than half not employed

[source: BBC World Service Quantitative research, 2009.]

The BBC Hausa Service (www.bbc hausa com) has many strengths and it appears to be fulfilling its listening audience well.

There is an overwhelming feeling across the region that the service is a credible and reliable source of news that can be trusted. This is in contrast to perceptions of the local state-run stations.

The BBC Hausa Service can be received throughout the region and its balanced reporting and in-depth analysis are seen as key strengths.

The excellent use of local hausa language and the presence of local correspondents on the ground make the service relevant; this is especially the case in Nigeria.

In Niger and Ghana, there is a feeling that coverage is skewed towards Nigeria (which is by far the biggest market).

The audience in Niger and Ghana would prefer more correspondents in those countries and also felt that the Hausa spoken locally within their countries is different and so the Hausa used by the BBC Hausa Service feels less relevant.

Perhaps the area where the BBC Hausa Service is having the most impact is on shaping perceptions of the United Kingdom UK. People from all audience groups talked of how the positive values of the BBC Hausa Service influence their views about the UK.

Most listener feels that BBCHausa service disseminates information, without distortion, which means they are giving wider audience the clear picture, and therefore the United Kingdom is a Kingdom that does things with open hands.

The main weakness of BBCHAUSA service is the poor quality of the reception throughout the region, outside the main cities in Niger and Ghana.

This is largely due to Nigerian government restrictions on international broadcasters being carried on FM. Short Wave is therefore the way most listeners tune in but reception can be bad.

Poor reception is one of the factors driving the investigation of alternative means of delivery of the service. Internet penetration is still low throughout the region but accessing the BBC Hausa Service online is popular among those with access.

The internet service is more relevant for opinion formers in urban areas but it is unlikely to reach rural audiences and in many areas (especially Niger) even urban audiences.

Television is more widespread but has nothing like the same reach as radio which is still the dominant medium across the region, at least for now. Mobile is potentially a more accessible medium with mobile penetration growing very fast across the region.

BBC Hausa listeners would prefer more programmes that drill down into local issues and also programmes highlighting developments in Africa rather than a perceived focus on negative stories.

Across the region, the day starts with radio for all groups. Some people likes to listen to several news programmes during the morning to hear different perspectives.

Some people switch from Voice of America (VOA) which airs its news at 6am, to BBC Hausa (Shirin Safe at 6.30am, the service’s most listened to programme) and then to Radio France International (RFI) at 7am.

The Shirin Safe programme appears to be a key appointment to listen for by most people.

Listening to Voice of America (VOA) was more widespread. Listeners generally seemed to accept that the broadcast was the point of view of America and that helped them to build an all round understanding of issues.

BBC Hausa has a strong influence on society, built from unrivalled heritage in the region, especially Nigeria. The BBC Hausa Service is generally perceived to be a benefit to society in a number of ways:
  • It plays a role in educating the nations. This is particularly felt by the rural audience. BBC Hausa seems to have the capacity to set moral standards for this audience.

  • It provides reliable information to help people form their own views.

  • It provides a lifeline for rural communities that are not reached by other media.

  • It sets the political agenda by raising issues that are important to the population so that awareness is heightened and action may follow.

  • It drives better local media.
BBC Hausa (Bbchausa) has become an avenue for disseminating information down to the rural people because the coverage is large.

It has become a brand name for the majority of the Hausa speaking people because they report directly on what is affecting them, be it economic, political or social.

Hausa language is a real strength for the BBCHausa service. The language used by the BBC Hausa Service is almost universally perceived as high quality, standard Hausa.

It is standard, but a typical Sokoto or Zamfara will not get what the BBC Hausa Service is saying.

Using it is a great way of connecting with the Hausa Diaspora as it makes the service more relevant and accessible to all Hausa speakers.

Using the local language gives listeners a sense of ownership of the service as they are able to identify positively with it.

However, there was an exception in Ghana, where most feel the language is too complex or refined for the average Ghanaian Hausa speaker, who would speak a more informal "street" Hausa.

This is a particular problem for younger groups who feel some content is lost because of the form of language used.

In Niger, Hausa is infused with a mixture of French and Djerma. The Hausa used by the BBC Hausa Service is seen as too elitist and academic, again especially for younger groups.

Although, the Hausa used is perceived to be correct and participants saw the language used as a way of improving their Hausa language skills.

Local presence is perceived as a strength of BBC Hausa but Niger and Ghana felt to be under-represented in those countries.

BBCHausa

You can explore Bbchausa (bbchausa.com) News website which offer hausa news coverage including sporting new stories and scores result from the U.K. and the world;

Coverage also includes business, health and weather, hausa news archives, information about the presenters, and audio/mp3/video clips from the major arm of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) responsible for the corporation's news gathering and production of news programs on BBC television.

Bbchausa (www.bbchausa.com) online homepage of the BBC, there is an extensive resource featuring links to all the bbchausa network's interactive and community services, including entertainment, education, news, and sport.

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