How are you in Hausa “yaya kake” In this post, you will learn how to say ‘how are you?’ in Hausa. You’ll also learn common responses so you can respond if you’re asked this question. This can be really useful if you’re speaking with someone from Niger or Nigeria or if you’re travelling there.
Hausa is a language spoken by the Hausa people, one of Africa’s largest ethinic groups.
It is mainly spoken within Niger and the northern part of Nigeria however there are also significant minorities living in Ghana, Sudan and Cameroon.
It is thought to be spoken by 40 – 50 million people, with some estimates reaching 80 million people.
How To Say ‘How Are You?’ In Hausa
The way that you say ‘how are you?’ in Hausa depends on who you are speaking to.
How To Respond To ‘How Are You?’ In Hausa
There are many different ways that you can reply to this question. Below are the most common responses to this question. I’ve also included how to say ‘thank you’ as it’s polite to thank someone if they ask how you are.
|Thank you||Na gode|
|I’m fine||Lafiya lau|
|I’m fine (alternative)||Ba gajiya|
|I’m very good||Lafiya kalau|
|I’m sick||Ba ni da lafiya|
|I’m happy||Ina murna|
|I’m sad||Ina bakin ciki|
|I’m angry||Ina fushi|
|I’m tired||Na gaji|
|I’m worried||Ina jin|