Editors Choice – Best Hausa & Yoruba Language Books

This English-Hausa beginner’s book is easy to use for all beginners learning Hausa. It covers a wide range of categorized day to day vocabulary and expressions compiled in a simplified way by language experts to help the learners to easily learn Hausa.

Learners will quickly build their vocabulary and develop their oral skills through constant use of simplified dialogues that facilitate quick learning. Learning with this book will enhance your confidence and independence in speaking Hausa!

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Why is Hausa & Yoruba are important languages to learn?

If Africa has long been on your list of must-see destinations, you will want to take the time to stop and see Nigeria. This beautiful part of the continent will allow you to see even more tribal groups, mesmerizing landscapes, and a plethora of art galleries and museums. While you are exploring this part of the world, you will find it is useful to know at least one of the three major languages that are used by the locals in Nigeria. Hausa is the easiest to learn, followed by Yoruba, and then Igbo is the most challenging. While you may solely learn how to speak one of these languages for your trip to Nigeria, you will find that you can also use Hausa over in Niger and Ghana and Yoruba in Togo, Brazil, Colombia, and the Benin Republic. To put learning these languages into perspective, and as to how necessary it is to know them, the entire Nigerian Army has been ordered to learn them all within a year. While you might not be a part of the army, you can still benefit from knowing these languages. After all, you never know when you might be greeted by a Nigerian who speaks nothing but Hausa or Yoruba.

Learn to speak Hausa & Yoruba

This guide to Hausa language collects the most common Hausa phrases and expressions as well as an English-Hausa/Hausa-English dictionary. This phrasebook includes greetings, food items, directions, sightseeing and many other categories of expressions that will help anyone wanting to learn Hausa. All of the expressions are transliterated in English with labeled stress enabling any English speaker to pronounce the words with reasonable accuracy.

Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Yoruba as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Yoruba in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Modern Hausa is a concise, portable and easy-to-grasp reference to the Hausa language. This guide includes basic grammar for Modern Hausa readers and writers, useful phrases for navigating common situations, 500 Hausa-English vocabulary. Modern Hausa is a simplified spelling system for writing all the varieties of spoken Hausa.

This guide to Yoruba language collects the most common Yoruba phrases and expressions as well as an English-Yoruba/Yoruba-English dictionary. This phrasebook includes greetings, food items, directions, sightseeing and many other categories of expressions that will help anyone wanting to learn Yoruba.