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General Board / Re: Endangered Species of Names!
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:39:26 PM »
Thank you Admin,

The website is very resourceful but sadly does not have the list of names I am after.

A quick google revealed that Prof Abdallah is no longer at BUK, but the VC of NOUN. I guess he'll be even harder to reach. But I'll keep trying.

Thanks so much for your help.

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General Board / Re: Endangered Species of Names!
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:22:25 AM »
Hello Admin,

I really want to get in touch with Abdalla. I want his list of names he shared on this thread. The links he shared are no longer active. If you could please give me his email address, I'd really appreciate it. I can give you my email address so you don't post it on the thread. Thank you.

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Culture / Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
« on: August 23, 2016, 01:06:32 AM »
Is it safe to assume that almost all Hausa traditional names are associated with the events, circumstances, locations etc surrounding the birth of the child?

A lot of them are, but not all. It's the same as in other cultures. In Hausa we have names like Wada (m) and Yalwa (f) which mean 'abundance' and are given to ensure wealth, most English names such as Jane, Mark etc had meanings too, but the meanings have been lost over centuries as the language evolved. The same way some Hausa names such as Yaquled, Turunku, Bakwa, Daurama etc are just plain names to us because their meanings have been lost because that version of Hausa is no longer spoken.

Lol! And here ws I thinking the name "Wada" has its origin from a dwarf  ;D. Now, I have a colleague named Wadata. Is that a shortened form of 'Wada'? Because Wadata refers to affluence or abundance in a much better way than simply Wada.

Exactly, Wada, came from 'Wadata'. the name is given to ensure wealth/affluence.

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chit-chat / Re: Distort my name
« on: August 14, 2016, 01:57:14 AM »
Assalamu alaikum,
Hausawa have also distorted the following names:

Tukur - should have been Muhammad SHUKUR
Zuwaira- should have been Juwaira


Ai kaga mun karu

To ina ma'anar: Ado, Adamu, Bala, Bello, Garba, Ilu, Sadiku

Tukur is actually an original Hausa name. its the title of district heads etc.
Ado comes from Adam. Bala is short for Balarabe, Bello means a man from Sokoto. G

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Culture / Re: REAL TRADITIONAL NAMES (sunanka da sunanki)?
« on: August 14, 2016, 01:54:02 AM »
Is it safe to assume that almost all Hausa traditional names are associated with the events, circumstances, locations etc surrounding the birth of the child?

A lot of them are, but not all. It's the same as in other cultures. In Hausa we have names like Wada (m) and Yalwa (f) which mean 'abundance' and are given to ensure wealth, most English names such as Jane, Mark etc had meanings too, but the meanings have been lost over centuries as the language evolved. The same way some Hausa names such as Yaquled, Turunku, Bakwa, Daurama etc are just plain names to us because their meanings have been lost because that version of Hausa is no longer spoken.

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General Board / Re: Endangered Species of Names!
« on: August 14, 2016, 12:31:11 AM »
Hey Guys,

Sannun ku. I know its been years since this discussion ended, but I hope at least one or two of you are still online.

I recently began compiling original Hausa traditional names that had no Arabic influence. I've gotten up to 300 names at the moment, and I came across this forum. I totally agree with most things mentioned by Abdallah. I tried accessing your compilation, but it appears it has been removed from the database. I would really like access to this please.


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