Where on earth do they speak Hausa?

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Language: Hausa
Number of speakers: 18500000
Language code: hau
Alternate names: Abakwariga, Habe, Haoussa, Hausa, Hausawa, Haussa, Hawsa, Kado, Mgbakpa
Where spoken: Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria

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  • Language classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic, West, A, A.1
  • Dialects: Adarawa, Aderawa, Arewa, Damagaram, Dawra, Gaya, Gobirawa, Hadejiya, Kano, Katagum, Katsina, Kebbawa, Kurfey, Sokoto, Zamfarawa
  • Also spoken in: Benin, Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon, Germany, Eritrea, Ghana, Sudan, Chad, Togo
  • Region: Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, and Gombe states. Also in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Niger, Sudan, Togo.