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Hausa texts found in the Internet Archive

The Internet Archive (IA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and maintaining a free and openly accessible online digital library. This library includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.

I have searched the archive for Hausa documents  and found – among other materials  – the following documents:

As far as I know, these texts are now in the public domain, i.e. their copyright has expired because the author of the texts has died more than 70 years ago.

All these materials can be downloaded. They are mostly PDF files containing the images of scanned pages which have then been converted to text using optical character recognition. Of course, during this process many mistakes can happen, but the texts can still be used for further study and processing.

I am planning to edit some of the old Hausa texts and publish them on this blog, so be on the lookout!

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Hausa materials in the African Language Materials Archive (ALMA)

ALMA logoThe African Language Materials Archive (ALMA) is a multi-partner project focusing on the promotion and documentation of literature and literacy in the languages of Africa. It also serves to assist African language authors and publishers in publicizing and distributing their work.

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