Month: December 2013
The Hausas are said to be one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa. Mainly located in the Sahelian areas of northern Nigeria and southeastern Niger, many of them equally live in parts of Cameroon, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Chad and Sudan. Predominantly, Hausa communities are
scattered throughout West Africa and on the traditional Hajj route across the Sahara Desert.
Research also shows that several Hausas live in coastal cities like Lagos, Accra, Kumasi and Cotonou, as well as parts of North Africa like Libya. It is however pertinent to note that most Hausas are concentrated in small villages and in terms of cultural relations, the Hausas are culturally or historically close to the Fulani, Zarma, Kanuri and Gwari groups. Many have however intermixed with the Yorubas and the ibos .
When you come to what goes into the mouth of the Hausas, their most commonest food consists of grains such as sorghum, millet, rice, or maize, which are ground into flour for a variety of dishes.