Hausa people

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The Hausa are a people of northern Nigeria and southeastern Niger. They speak the Hausa language.

Kano is the center of Hausa trade and culture.

Hausa are an ancient culture that had an extensive coverage area, and long ties to the Arabs. The Hausa have been Muslim since the 14th century, and have converted many other Nigerian tribes to the Muslim faith by contact, trade, and jihads.

From the sixteenth to start of the nineteenth century the Hausa federation, a loose union of city-states were an important regional power. They were defeated in 1810 by Usman dan Fodio and incorporated into the Fulani Empire.

The history of the Hausa people is recorded in the Kano Chronicle.

See also

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