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FYI. Note mention of "Gadar Zare" in Hausa. From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Harold Schiffman Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:20 PM To: lp Subject: Nigeria: Gov Aliyu Tasks Nigerians On Indigenous Language Forwarded From: email@example.com allAfrica.com Nigeria: Gov Aliyu Tasks Nigerians On Indigenous Language Nigerians have been called upon to encourage writing of books in indigenous languages as one of the tools of consolidating rich culture and values, known with diverse African societies. Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, stated this at a launching of a book titled "Gadar Zare" written in Hausa by Dr. Auwalu Anwar, in Kaduna. According to the governor who was chairman of the occasion "a language must be encouraged, it must not be assumed, if the people that use the language do not make it an important embodiment of their lives, and it keep on borrowing and borrowing words, at the end of the day, the language is over seventy percent foreign, then you have a problem" Full story: http://allafrica.com/stories/200804211631.html -- 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.