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The Present in the Past: How Narratives of the Slave-Raiding Era Inform Current Politics in Northern and Central Nigeria

Roger Blench

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Although slavery had long existed in Nigeria, the nineteenth century undoubtedly saw a major expansion of long-distance slave raiding fuelled by the rise of the Hausa states. This had significant ... More


Western Africa

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.07
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In Western Africa, practices of clientage were applied to incorporate merchants for as long as they accepted the terms of trade and residence. The establishment of imperial enclaves modified this ... More


Islam in Nigeria: Seeking A Competitive Edge

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modern Nigeria was cobbled together in the nineteenth century from over 350 ethnic and linguistic groups, including sizable Muslim populations, especially in the country's north. Formative early ... More


Gender Roles and Women's Status: What They Mean to Hausa Muslim Women in Northern Nigeria

Elisha P. Renne

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Compares characteristics associated with women's status commonly used in demographic surveys with women's status, matsayi mace, as it is defined by a group of Hausa Moslem women in the northern ... More


Renaissance: The Age of Askia Al-Ḥājj Muḥammad

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0011
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses the reign of Askia Muḥammad. Originally affixed to clerical and commercial interests, the askia's arrogation of power would encourage a review of those relations, leading to a ... More


Media Parenting and the Construction of Media Identities in Northern Nigerian Muslim Hausa Video Films

Abdalla Uba Adamu

in Media and Identity in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635221
eISBN:
9780748653010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635221.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The rapidly changing pattern of transnational communication and the subsequent emergence of the new media and information revolution are often assumed to have a powerful impact on identities and ... More


TAM Coding and Temporal Interpretation in West African Languages

Anne Mucha and Malte Zimmermann

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the temporal interpretation in two West African languages: Hausa and Medumba. These two languagtes differ significantly in their grammatical coding of tense, aspect, and ... More


Possession in Hone 1

Anne Storch

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Hone is a Jukunoid (Benue-Congo) language spoken in north-eastern Nigeria. This chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of the grammar of possession in Hone, with a special focus on the semantics ... More


Challenging Developmental Doctrines through Cross-Cultural Research

Robert A. Levine

in Universalism without Uniformity: Explorations in Mind and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501543
eISBN:
9780226501710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501710.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

In writings aimed at the general public, claims that a behavior found in US residents is rooted in evolution and the brain are regularly used to set aside the need to replicate a study in diverse ... More


Strategies of Quantification in Hausa (Chadic)

Malte Zimmermann

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter discusses some interesting properties of the adnominal quantificational system in the Chadic language Hausa. Its main objective is to introduce new empirical data into the discussion of ... More


Understanding Distributions of Chadic Languages: Archaeological Perspectives

Scott MacEachern

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The distribution of Chadic languages in Africa is extremely diverse, including the widely dispersed Hausa language, the more restricted Central Chadic languages in the southern Lake Chad Basin, and ... More


Acting Like Women, Acted Upon: Gender and Agency in Hausa Sexual Narratives

Rudolf P. Gaudio

in Queer Excursions: Retheorizing Binaries in Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199937295
eISBN:
9780199345854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937295.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In the Islamic, Hausa-speaking region of northern Nigeria ‘yan daudu are men who are said to talk and act “like women” and who sometimes participate in affective, sexual, and economic relationships ... More


The Imperial Legacy of Language

Harm De Blij

in The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195367706
eISBN:
9780197562628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195367706.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

Language is the essence of culture, and culture is the epoxy of society. Individually and collectively, people tend to feel passionately about their mother tongue, especially when they have reason ... More


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