Hausa is a Chadic language spoken by about 44 million Hausa people in Central Africa. Hausa is mostly spoken in southern Niger and northern Nigeria and developed into a lingua franca across much of Western Africa for purposes of trade. It is spoken as a second langauge by around 20 million more people. The Hausa are one of the largest ethinic groups in Central Africa.
Learning Hausa improves the knowledge of your own language. Understanding Hausa enhances your opportunities in government, business, medicine, law, technology, military, industry, marketing, etc. Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study Hausa. You can participate more effectively and responsibly in a multi-cultural world if you know Hausa