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Hausa is a Chadic (Afro-Asiatic) language spoken by roughly 36 million people as a first-language, in at least 10 territories. The largest numbers of speakers are in Nigeria and Niger, and there are also significant numbers of first-language speakers in Sudan, Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic.

Hausa is also used as a lingua franca over much of West Africa, and as such its use continues to grow.

Territory size shows the proportion of all people who speak Hausa as a first language that live in that territory.

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