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Common misconceptions about Hausa speaking tribes

Common misconceptions about Hausa speaking tribes

Common misconceptions about Hausa speaking tribes

The three major ethnic groups in Nigeria are Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.  The Hausa ethnic group is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. The majority of Hausa speaking tribes can be found in the northern part
The Hausa ethnic group is one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. The majority of Hausa speaking tribes can be found in the northern part of Nigeria.
Some people from other parts of the country who have not travel to the North or who have no knowledge about the people who stay in the North have some misconception about them.
Everybody From The North is Hausa. 
Many people believed that anybody from the north is Hausa. But this a wrong assumption, there other ethnics and tribes in the North apart from Hausa. The Fulani ethnic group also reside in the North, along with some other smaller ethnic groups like Nupe, Gwari etc.
There are two different Fulanis, there are Fulani Gida  and Fulani BororogiGida  in hausa language means house so, Fulani Gida are Fulani people that live in the house or town while Bororogi means bush these are the Fulani people that stay in the bush popularly called the Herdsmen.
All Hausas are Muslims
It is a misconception to say all Hausa speaking tribes are Muslims, although majority of Hausa people are predominately Muslims.
There are some Hausa Christians residing in the North with some of them as pastors and founders of some churches in the Northern part of the country.
Hausas are Violent
The religious fanatics and the illiterates amongst them are the heartless and violent ones, not the actual people of the tribe. The Hausa people are actually friendly, warm and accommodating people.
They want you to learn their language and be able to speak the language to them so that you can be part of them as one family. Hausa people are faithful and trust worthy.
Hausas are Not Money Conscious
This is funny because there is hardly a human being alive who is not money conscious. What you can say about Hausas is that it typically doesn’t take them having a lot of money to be content; they tend to be content with whatever money they are able to make. This doesn’t mean there are not money conscious, it just means they have a modest financial culture.
They Can Never Cheat Anyone
Says who? Cheating or not cheating a person is not about a particular ethnic group, it depends on individual character, it is a personal thing.
There are some Hausas that cheat people during business transactions, but that is because they are human beings, it has little or nothing to do with their ethnic group.
Hausa People are Dull
Remember that the richest man in Africa is a Hausa man, Dangote. And many other rich people are from the north. The people build their houses to the taste, the ride the most expensive cars etc and a lot of people say Hausa people are dull, that they behave like cows and that is why it is easy to manipulate them into religious fanaticism.
People said they are not smart, Being smart does not depend on your ethnic group, it depends on the individual.

Hausas are brainless in Academic. 

Education has to do with upbringing and what you are familiar with. Anybody that can read or recites the Quran is a brilliant person. The Hausa Muslim people do not joke with their Islamic schools  (makranta or Islamia).

All Alimajeris children are given birth to by Hausa people 
 
Northern Nigeria shared borders with some neighbouring countries like Niger, Sudan, Like Chad etc, some of these children migrated from those countries and they became beggars on the streets. Just like in Lagos state in the western part of the country. Majority of people that stays under the bridges are not Lagocians.
Hausas or Muslims are Boko Haram. 
 
As it was earlier stated,  Nigeria especially the Northern parts shared boundaries with other African countries who also speak Hausa language and they are predominately Muslims. So it wrong to conclude that Hausa or Muslims people are Boko Haram.
It is high time we stopped those misconception, we are brother and one family in Nigeria.
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