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One term common in the Kano area is "waya" ("bani lambar wayarka"/give me your number -- the assumption in the spoken expression referring to the telephone number). A domesticated term also used is "salula" ("a rufe salula"/switch off the phone (e.g. when in mosque, meetings) although "a rufe waya" is also used. Sophisticates don't bother with domesticating the devices. They use raw terms such as GSM, "wacce irin GSM ce da kai" or Handset, "bani aron hanset (not HAND) d'inka". I am about embarking on a study of "Youth, Gender and Patterns of Mobile Phone Usage Among Urban Adolescents in Kano". Watch this space, although it is not advisable to hold your breath; lots of things on the boil. Abdalla -- www.kanoonline.com/auadamu -- 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.