noun, plural Hau·sas, (especially collectively) Hau·sa for 1.
- a member of an indigenous people of northern Nigeria and southern Niger whose culture has been strongly influenced by Islam.
- the language of the Hausa people, belonging to the Chadic branch of the Afroasiatic family, widely used in Africa as a language of commerce.
- plural -sas or -sa a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in N Nigeria
- the language of this people: the chief member of the Chadic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family of languages. It is widely used as a trading language throughout W Africa and the S Sahara