Hausa People are an ethnic group whose language belong to the Chadic branch of the Afroasiatic family. They were the founders of the seven Hausa Kingdoms. They were one of the earliest people in the western Sahel to convert to Islam.
According to Hausa legends the Hausa people had their origins with the coming of an Arabian prince--Bayajidda from Baghdad. Bayajidda freed Daura from a serpent imprisoning the people of the city state. Bayajidda is said to have married the queen of Daura. Their union produced a son named Bawo , who then begot seven sons who founded the seven Hausa kingdom.
The basic Hausa family unit consist of the gandu--the eldest brother,who is the head of the household, his wives and children, his brothers and their wives and children, one or two elderly family members, servants or slaves. Servants or slaves can be found depending on wealth of the household.
Delu (only girl, after several male death)
Babangida (father of the house)
Bakano (inhabitant of Kano)
The Hausa language belongs to the Afroasiatic family of the Chadic branch. It the most widely spoken language in West Africa. It is considered a lingua franca spoken cross-section of non-Hausa ethnics and mainly used as a language of trade. The language's core distribution can be found in northern Nigeria, Niger, northern Ghana, northern Cameroon. Diasporic communities can be found in Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
Hausa music makes use of rhythm, string, and wind instruments. Rhythm instruments like the kwarya or gasi made of calabash beaten with a stick. String instruments can be found like the molo or three string lute and the goge or goje--bowed lute. The Hausa play wind instruments like the kaki similiar to the brass trumpet. Other instruments include the kuru, gunduwa, and isintsima.