Hausa is one of the most spoken languages in the world, having more than 70 million speakers. As of the time of writing this, the Hausa language has 50 million native and 30 million second-language speakers. This article highlights the 5 best online tools to translate English to Hausa.
What is the Hausa language?
Being the official mode of communication for the Hausa people, the Hausa language is one of the most spoken languages in the world.
Between 2019 to 2021, Hausa had 50 million native and 30 million second-language speakers. This brings the figure close to 80 million speakers.
Which countries speak Hausa?
The native speakers of the Hausa language are the Hausa people. They’re mostly found in Southern Niger and Northern Nigeria.
Now those are only the native speakers. There are non-native speakers of Hausa in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ghana that take it as a lingua franca.
Hausa is also used as a trade language across many countries in West Africa. This includes countries like Benin, Ghana, Cameroon, Togo, Chad, and some parts of Sudan.
TLDR: Here are the major countries that speak Hausa:
5 best online tools to translate English to Hausa (and Hausa to English)
1. Google Translate
Google Translate is one of the best language translators on the internet. It recognizes and supports more than 109 languages.
Google Translate works on both mobile and desktop devices. It can immediately convert words, documents, and even large web pages from English to Hausa and vice versa.
The accuracy of Google Translate is close to that of human translators. This is largely a result of its updated Google Neural Machine Translation system.
Offline translation on Google Translate
Download and install the Google Translate app from the Google Play Store. You can also download from the iOS App Store. When you launch the app, you will be required to download and install the language data.
There’s an option that allows you to tick mark the translate offline box. This feature will allow you to download the Hausa and English languages onto your device.
That way, you can translate sentences and even long paragraphs from Hausa to English and vice versa, without an internet connection.
This feature is useful if your keyboard does not have the letters or symbols that you want to translate. It can translate the transcribed letters/symbols drawn on the phone screen without the assistance of a keyboard.
If you’re using a laptop with a touch screen, you can also use hand gestures to draw the symbols on your screen and it will be translated.
Mobile application translation
Google Translate works with any other app on the mobile. It has a feature known as Tap to Convert. This feature allows for easy translation inside any app without exiting or changing it.
Google Translate can translate a whole webpage from English to Hausa and vice-versa. All you need to do is download the browser extension from the Chrome web store.
It converts the document submitted in English To Hausa and vice-versa. Here are the supported document formats.
Google Translate can also convert spoken language into Hausa if your tool has a microphone. It is also helpful with hard enunciation.
This feature identifies the message in a photo and translates it. This feature works with images that have actually been saved to your device. You can also take a new photo and convert the text.
2. Microsoft Translator
Microsoft Translator is a free, personal translation app for more than 70 languages. You can also use it to translate text, voice, conversations, camera photos and screenshots from Hausa to the English language, and vice versa.
Microsoft Translator also supports:
- Camera translation to translate text within photos and screenshots
- Voice translation to translate speech, and a split-screen mode for two participants having a bilingual conversation
- Searching alternate translations and meanings of a word to find the best translation to express yourself
- Download Hausa and English language for offline and use without an internet connection
- Hear your translated phrase out loud to help you learn how to say the translation
- Using it with other apps. Translate text in other apps through context menu translation
- Pin and save your most frequent translations for later
3. English to Hausa Dictionary
English to Hausa Dictionary is free and also supports offline translations. It has word meanings from various sources, which enables users to get the meaning of any English word very easily.
It also has auto-suggestion features that will save you a lot of time getting word meanings. You can get more details of each translation as long as you have an internet connection.
You can download and install English to Hausa Dictionary from the Google Play Store.
4. Other translation apps
A whole lot of mobile and desktop applications support translation from English to the Hausa language and vice versa. You can find such apps on:
5. English to Hausa translation websites
A whole lot of websites support translation from English to Hausa without much hassle. Here are some of them.