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Hausa Tongue Twisters

1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters © 1996-2018 by Mr.Twister

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Ta tabbata ba ta taɓa taɓa taba ba.


Tun dà Tab'àa ta kèe bà tà tab'à tab'à taabàa ba.


K'ato ya yi k'oto
K'wado ya yi k'oto
K'ato zai k'wace k'oton k'wad'o koko
K'wado zai k'wace k'oton k'ato

from Niger


An kashe kasa an kasa gwaza.
Garin kallon kisan kasa na kasa kwashe kashin gwaza.

Rough Translations

  1. up She is certain she has never smoked tobacco.
  2. up Since Tab'a has been (in the world) she has never touched cigarettes.
  3. up The strong man has pillaged. The toad has pillaged. Will the strong man grab what the toad has pillaged, or Will the toad grab what the strong man has pillaged?
  4. up (A) puff-adder has been killed, coco-yam has been spread (for sale). Because I was watching the killing of the puff-adder I could not collect some coco-yam.


Rob Baker, Christiane Christiansen, Lawan Dalha, Uwe Seibert, Graham Weeks


Ethnologue, Languages of the World: Hausa

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Compilation © 1996-2018 by Mr.Twister was last updated on 2018-06-15.