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Don, to the best of my limited knowledge, the three groups I run are the only ones conducted largely in Hausa. We had initially started our discourses in English, but most members objected, and we switched to Hausa. There are many Hausa Diaspora who could not really read and write in Hausa, but they claim that as a result of being in the group, and being more or less forced to read in Hausa, they have now started gaining some skills in writing in Hausa language! There the case of Nigeriene Hausa who requested for translations into English, but no one bothered to do it, and he just quite the group (finafinan Hausa). I am planning another Hausa-based group on Kade-Kaden Hausa, which will include samples of Northern Nigerian Hausa folk music, as well as "contemporary" (meaning pop music from Hausa Home Video soundtracks) samples. There is another discussion forum for Kano Hausa (although with input from other Northern Hausa, including an occassional foray by a non-Hausa). It might be interesting to Hausaists interested in the interface between Hausa language and internet usage. If you don't know about it already, check it at http://www.kanoonline.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl Most of the dialog is in English. However, there were some complaints (in the Kade-Kaden Hausa thread) that they should be in Hausa. Warning though: you may find some of the dialogs tough to follow --- and they are in English!! I think they reflect the New Age Ghetto Letto borrowed heavily from what they call "New Skool" of Rap. Sigh. I guess I am just a doddering old has-been -- or the New Age Hausa are breaking out of the stereotyping hype! Abdalla Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.