The Hausas are the largest ethnic grouping in West Africa, located in the North of Nigeria. Predominantly, Hausa communities are scattered throughout West Africa. The Hausas are culturally and historically close to the Fulani, Songhai and Tauri. With the decline of the Northern Culture and Sokoto who had previously controlled Northern Nigeria between 800 BCE and 200 BCE, the Hausas were able to emerge as the Hausa Aristocracy and adopted Islam in the 11th century. Have you heard of the Durbar festival? Durbar is in Northern part of Nigeria celebrating their festival every year with talk of amazing experience, which makes the world not to forget about tourism, art and culture of Nigeria and promoting Africa; bringing the world together to preach unity, togetherness, love and mutual relationship. The festival is always celebrated in many cities in the Northern part of Nigeria. Durbar festival is always a colourful procession full of stumps and pageantry, which is led by the Emirs and features competition between the Royal Calgary Drummer; the trumpeters, praise singers and wrestlers, making it a widely view event. Few years ago the Durbar festival was another experience to talk about taking tourism and culture of Nigeria into another form of creativity. The festival is said to be the belief of the Northern Muslims, regarding the festival as an Islamic festival couple with traditional rules and making it a complete religious event.
The Hausas are famous in Nigeria, and the world at large.
Did you know that
- The Hausas are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa?
- Kano State in Northern Nigeria is considered the Centre of Hausa Culture?
- The Hausas utilize a modified Arabic script known as Ajami to record their own language? Did you also know that Kano Chronicle is the most popular written histories?
- The language of Hausa has more native speakers than any other language in Sub-Saharan Africa? Hausa thus ranks as one of the world major languages.
- Maguzawa, the Animist religion was practiced extensively before Islam?
THE NIGERIAN IMAGE loves our Northern brothers and sisters and in the spirit of one Nigeria, you love them too.