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Hausa alphabet and characters

The Hausa alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Hausa.

Hausa characters (lower-case)

Hausa grammar rules

Hausa is an agglutinative language, e.g. grammatical forms are created by adding various suffixes to fixed stems.

Hausa nouns are inflected for gender and number. Masculine and feminine are distinguished only in the singular.

Hausa formatting rules

First day of the weekSunday
Short date formatd/m/yy
e.g. 17/3/16
Long date formatdd/mm/yyyy
e.g. 17/03/2016

Hausa capitalisation usage

  • People’s names.
  • Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
  • Headings/titles: only the first word is capitalised unless a proper noun is featured.
  • Microsoft profuct names.
  • Commands, dialog boxes andd titles.

Solutions for Hausa

Stepping Stone provides translation and localisation services for Hausa