Prof. Aliyu Muhammad Bunza

A Professor of African Cultures (Hausa)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Don Me Ake Karatun Hausa?

January 10, 2019 0



Bisa ga al’adar ɗaliban harshen, ya kamata in ce: don me ake karatun harshe? Sanin cewa, masana sun yi wa harshe tarkakken nazarin da ɗalibi zai ratsa ya samu waraka ga bayanin harshe ko ilimin harsuna, sai na zaɓi in yi bara da Hausa.[1] Haka kuma, ba ina nufin Hausa ba harshen ba ne,[2] buƙatata ita ce, ƙyallaro dalilan da zai sa, mai harshe, ya nazarci harshensa, ko ya nazarci wani harshe a matsayin fagen karatu da neman shahara a ciki. A ganina, gajeren tunanin ‘yan bayan fage ga duniyar ilmi a koyaushe yana nuna musu, wace fa’ida ke cikin karatun harshenka na gado da ka tashi ciki, ka balaga ciki, kuma kana rayuwa a ciki?[3] Masu irin wannan fahintar…

Kuka A Faifan Nazari: Laluben Diddigin Bahaushen Kuka Da Ƙunshiyar Lafazinsa

January 10, 2019 0

A iya sanina, wannan ɗan bincike sabo ne, saboda rashin samun wani da ya gabace shi a fagen nazarin Hausa. Duk da haka, abin da aka gina bincike a kansa “kuka” ya girmi duk wani mai bincike da zai yi bincike a kansa. Tunanin kowane mai tunani, ba zai fice da’irar al’adarsa da adabinsa da aka gina cikin harshen da yake rayuwa da shi. Sanin haka ya sa na gayyato ƙwararrun mawaƙan Hausa (20) [14 na baka, 6 marubuta], na sarrafa ɗiyan waƙoƙinsu (34). Cikin wannan fafitikar, na yi garkuwa da karin magana (3), kirari (1), ƙagaggen labari (1), waƙoƙin dandali (3) domin daidaita akalar bincike. Bisa hasken waɗannan kayan aiki (62) aka ci nasarar gano…

Linguistic Spaces In Hausa Trado-Medical Antiquities: A Neglected Aspect In Hausa Anthropological Linguistics

January 10, 2019 1


 This paper is an attempt to peep at a forgotten and neglected aspect of Hausa linguistics in the name of Anthropological Linguistics. It is a study which sets out to provide an overview of the subject under review as suggested by the paper’s title: “Linguistic spaces in Hausa trado-medical antiquities”. The data are gathered from primary and secondary sources specifically during field work and several contacts with selected Hausa practitioners. The focus of the study include the relevance of language in the Hausa trado-medical heritage; the identification of the major historical landmarks of Hausa traditional medicine namely ancient and pre-colonial healing traditions. Likewise, this work traces the Linguistic spaces in the herbal and faith medicine (Bori and Tsibbu). These are then explored in three stages namely, the linguistic spaces in the medicinal sources; branches of Hausa medicine, and...

Hyperbole As The Peak Of Stylistic Adornment In Hausa Oral Songs

January 10, 2019 0

The study area of this paper is hyperbole in Hausa oral songs. In contemporary Hausa studies, it is named Kambamar Zulaƙe (exaggeration or overstatement). In the study of the style under review, it is discovered that the literal and technical meaning of hyperbole is far beyond exaggeration or overstatement. It is a popular style, deeply rooted in all the categories of Hausa oral songs. It traces in the most prominent styles in Hausa oral songs and its popularity in dispensing ideas and presenting facts in singing profession is a good point to be considered. The contextual meanings of hyperbole Hausa oral songs present it as evidently beyond mere exaggeration. In folkloric point of view, many of the said statements are well protected in worldview…

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Bitar Karatun Hausa A Ƙarni Na Ashirin Da Ɗaya (Ƙrn. 21): (Wurin Da Babu Ƙasa Ake Gardamar Kokuwa)

January 09, 2019 0


The paper is a historical review of Hausa studies in Nigerian academia. In the struggle, relevant related literatures were critically examined to justify the dare need of an updated progress report. In this study, an advanced Hausa study is the desired target to conjugate Hausa on the rating scale of Nigerian academic standard. Similarly, tertiary institutions, Universities and research centers handling Hausa academic Activities are the umbilical cord of the paper. To be more precise, the paper concentrates on the Nigerian factor in the subject under review. Gladly, it peeps through nineteen Nigerian Universities, thirty eight other tertiary institutions and four research centers to update the progress report of the journey so far. The review captures forty indigenous Nigerian Professors of Hausa studies, and forty…

From Zinder To Hausaland: (The Traces of Zinder Hausa-Muslim Scholars and Scholarship in Hausaland)

January 09, 2019 0

Migration is a universal culture across human history. The culture of migration is unavoidable in human history from time immemorial (evolution of mankind) to date. By definition, human migration is the movement by people from one place to another with the intention of settling, permanently or temporarily in a new location (Wikipedia). The said movement could be external, which is often over long distances or internal within a short range within the province, state or kingdom. Experts in the history of Hausaland observed that, one aspect of the internal history of Hausaland was large scale emigration from the area in the seventeenth century (Adamu, 1978:27). This paper is an attempt to study the religio-cultural impact of migration...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Zarma Factor In The Kingdom Of Kanta

January 02, 2019 0


 Cultural relationship among African societies in sub-Saharan Africa is as old as the land itself. Brutal colonial policy on African cultures and traditions couple with wicked approach to the African ancient boundaries dealt a great blow to African history and development. Powerful kingdoms and chiefdoms were dismantled and dismembered into districts, regions and provinces. This resulted in a very sever cultural and linguistic endangerments in the affected kingdoms. Thus, historical origins and earlier intergroup relationship among African societies was logically distorted and the treasuries of its cultural values were led to rest. Zarma and the Kanta kingdom witnessed the aforementioned episode and struggled very hard to survive the inflicted injury...