Hausa Online

Learning Hausa (and other less commonly taught languages) using the Internet

Web resources for African languages

Posted by hausaonline on Friday, August 11, 2006

Web resources for African languages is a private website by Jouni F. Maho. Here is the statement of purpose for this website:

The main purpose of this site is to offer easy access to online materials that deal with African languages and linguistics. Particular emphasis is put on materials that contain descriptive/structural data, though not exclusively so. In short, this site collects links to other sites hosting free stuff, be they downloadable files (of any format), web-readable texts, searchable databases, or whatever. Links to commercial enterprises won’t be added, as a rule.

As promised, the site has a large number of links, including links to Hausa materials. These include:

  • Dictionaries, word lists, etc.
  • Learners’ materials, grammar introductions, etc.
  • Pronunciation, phonetics, phonology, prosody
  • Studies in grammar and lexicon
  • General, miscellaneous, unsorted

This website should be added to your bookmarks immediately.


3 Responses to “Web resources for African languages”

  1. I hope all the links here are not on Hausa only. I will go through them. Thanks so much for this service.

  2. I think what is being done for Hausa here should be done for other African Languages. How do we do this?

  3. Have a look around Jouni Maho’s website ( , there are links to resources for many other African languages, including Yourba ( You may want to contact Jouni Maho if you know about other resources that aren’t listed there yet.

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