List of Hausa Speaking States in Nigeria

Listing of all the Hausa speaking States in the Nigeria Federation is given in this post. The Hausa tribe in Nigeria is amongst the 3 most popular tribes in the Country as well as the Hausa Language.

Hausa speaking States can be said to be much more than Igbo speaking States and Yoruba speaking States. As it covers North Central Nigeria, North West Nigeria and North East Nigeria. The Hausa Language, is also one of the major spoken languages in Nigeria.

Nigeria has over 200 languages spoken in it. And Hausa language is amongst the top popular ones.

Without further ado, lets delve into the various States in Nigeria that predominated by the Hausa speaking people. There is scarcely not any State in Nigeria out of the 6 Geo-Political zones sporting 774 Local Government Area (LGAs) that you won’t see some one able to speak the Hausa language.

List of Hausa Speaking States in Nigeria

Hausa Speaking States in Nigeria:

Below is the list of all the States in Nigeria with the Hausa speaking people in high proportion as compared to other regions of the country like, South South, South West and South East.

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North Central Nigeria :

  1. Abuja ( F.C.T )
  2. Benue State
  3. Kogi State
  4. Kwara State
  5. Nasarawa State
  6. Niger State
  7. Plateau State

North East Nigeria :

  1. Adamawa State
  2. Bauchi State
  3. Borno State
  4. Gombe State
  5. Taraba State
  6. Yobe State

North West Nigeria :

  1. Jigawa State
  2. Kaduna State
  3. Kano State
  4. Katsina State
  5. Kebbi State
  6. Sokoto State
  7. Zamfara State

The North East and North West portion of Nigeria are usually considered as the main and traditional Hausa speakers. Example, is the Islamic caliphate in Sokoto State of Nigeria.

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All the Hausa speaking Nigerian States mentioned above have a particular accent in which the language is spoken. So, it is easy to identify Hausa speaking people from any of the States mentioned above when they speak.

But, the Hausa language remains the same. But, some times accent changes by speakers of the Hausa language is easily noticed and the way some words are used are quite different from all of the Hausa speaking States listed above.

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Top Hausa Speaking State in Nigeria

The top Hausa speaking State can be classified in this simple other: Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Taraba, Borno, Adamawa.

Amongst the whole States listed, Kano State, Kaduna State, Sokoto State and Katsina State have the highest populated Hausa speakers. And the Hausa language is also being spoken in other States of the Nigerian Federation. As the language is easy to learn and simplistic.

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