The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in Africa and the second largest language after Arabic in the Afroasiatic family of languages.
Hausa, people found chiefly in northwestern Nigeria and adjacent southern Niger. They constitute the largest ethnic group in the area, which also contains another large group, the Fulani, perhaps one-half of whom are settled among the Hausa as a ruling class, having adopted the Hausa language and culture.
There is a lot to talk about the Hausa’s, but in this article i will only be talking about the Hausa marriage. There is these general belief in Nigeria that if you want to take kolanut, go to a Hausa wedding. but there is more to a Hausa wedding than just food and were going to learn more about that in these article.
Hausa Traditional Marriage. … Hausa traditional marriage is based mostly on Islam. Their marriage ceremony is not time consuming and mostly less expensive compared to Igbo and Yoruba traditional marriage. When a man sees the girl he wants to marry, he will first seek permission from her parents.
The Hausa traditional marriage is mostly based on Islamic rites, and not as time consuming or expensive like the Igbo and Yoruba traditional marriage ceremonies. … Once the woman accepts the marriage offer, the man sends his parents or guardians as well as elderly relatives to formally ask for her hand in marriage.
KAMUN AMARIYA: This is one of the oldest events in the Hausa wedding ceremony. “Kamu” means catch the bride. The groom’s family comes and negotiates with the bride’s friends for her release to them. They have come for their bride and they are wiling to pay any price to have her.