Hausa is one of the major languages of West Africa. It is spoken as a first language by about 22,000,000 people and as a second, or "trade" language by about 16,000,000 more people. Most Hausa speakers live in Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the most linguistically diverse countries on earth. Most Nigerians speak at least three languages: a home language, a trade language and English. There are 470 distinct indigenous languages spoken in Nigeria today. All blacksmiths in West Africa are men.
The following are some sentences in Hausa, with their English translations. Some of the Hausa sentences, and some of the translations have been left out. Your task is to fill in the missing sentences, either in Hausa or English.