pl. -·sas or -·sa
- a member of a people living chiefly in N Nigeria, Niger, and adjacent areas
- the Chadic language of this people, used as a trade language in many parts of W Africa
nounpl. Hausa or Hau·sas
- A member of a predominantly Muslim people inhabiting northern Nigeria and southern Niger.
- A Chadic language spoken by the Hausa, widely used as a trade language in West Africa.
Origin of HausaHausa háusáawáa, pl. of bàháušè, a Hausa.