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Hausa data in the World Loanword Database (WOLD)

Posted by hausaonline on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

(via World Loanword Database) The World Loanword Database (WOLD), edited by Martin Haspelmath and Uri Tadmor, is a scientific publication by the Max Planck Digital Library, Munich (2009).

It provides vocabularies (mini-dictionaries of about 1000-2000 entries) of 41 languages from around the world, with comprehensive information about the loanword status of each word. It allows users to find loanwords, source words and donor languages in each of the 41 languages, but also makes it easy to compare loanwords across languages.

In this database, there is also a list of 1668 Hausa words (with tone and vowel length marked), together with their meanings and explanations about their status as possible loanwords from Arabic, English, Kanuri and a few other donor languages.

Check it out at


2 Responses to “Hausa data in the World Loanword Database (WOLD)”

  1. Auwal Umar said

    Nayi farinciki da wannan shafi

  2. Aliyu lamu said

    ina son abani tarihin lamidon adamawa na goma sha daya ALIYU MUSTAPHA

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