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6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by wendyberry(m): 6:51pm On Aug 25, 2017
Hausa is a major tribe in northern Nigeria. Although the main language spoken by people living in that part of the country is Hausa, other languages exist. The Hausa culture itself strikes many people as being interesting.

Marriage ceremony in Hausa land is a major highlight that would help many understand the culture and see its uniqueness when compared to the other tribes in Nigeria.

Hausa traditional marriage is based on Islamic rites. When compared to marriages in Igbo and Yoruba land, it is less expensive and dramatic. The processes of Hausa marriage could be broken into the following six processes:

1. Na gani ina

Like most marriages in Nigeria, the first step is seeking the consent of the parents of the bride after the groom or his family has made their choice. This is often referred to as ‘Na gani ina’ which means what I see. The parents of the bride on the other hand starts planning and make moves to investigate the family of the man that has shown interest in their daughter.

The research done by the family of the bride is to find out the key things considered important to them. Most families check the religious beliefs of the groom to be, family background, qualification, moral and ethics.


2. Friendship between the couple

Upon being satisfied with the findings made, the groom is then allowed to see the bride briefly. This is to help them know each other a little.

The family discourages them from having any form of physical contact or courting. If the bride to-be is in agreement with the whole marriage proposal, then the parents of the man make the move to formally ask for the girl’s hand in marriage.

Although, this method may be slightly different for all the tribes in that part of the country, it is presumed to be the most common.

3. Kanya Zance and Gaisuwais

The family of the groom goes to the bride’s family bearing gift items like Kolanut, sweets and other things. The groom’s family also provides what is called Kayan Zance. The items include fabrics, cosmetic products, perfumes, underwears, scarves, shoes and money. When these items are accepted and the negotiation for bride price begins, Gaisuwais is said to have taken place.



4. Rubu Dinar

The bride price is most times set to be low so that the blessings that will be gotten from the union may be more. The minimum payment is referred to as Rubu Dinar; this is a quarter kilogram of gold piece. The groom’s family can however pay more if they are financially buoyant.

5. Sadaki and Sarana

The term Sadaki means dowry, the moment it is paid, the bride belongs to the groom. After this, the wedding date is agreed upon by both families. Setting of the wedding date is called Sarana.

In most cases, the groom’s family makes provision for the house which the couple would live in. However, it is the responsibility of the bride’s family to furnish the house. Special attention is paid to the bride’s kitchen, living room and bedroom.




6. Fatihah, Kunshi and Walimah

The wedding day is called Fatihah; the families of the couple would be present while the bride herself would be made to go through Kunshi. During the wedding Fatihah which comes under the Daurin Aure, vows are being made with prayers made for the couple.


This is more or less a bridal shower which prepares the bride for her new role as a wife. The bride is being taught various things that may be considered helpful in her new home. While at it, various perfumes are being rubbed on the bride while Henna is applied on her hands and feet.

After these events, the wedding reception which is called Walimah takes place. Guests present at the wedding are being entertained with various foods and drinks. At the end of the day, the bride is being led to her husband’s house. This is referred to as Kai Amariya. The bride is being prayed for before she takes her leave.




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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Mynd44: 6:57pm On Aug 25, 2017
All these and you left out the almighty Kayan Mata? shocked

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by wendyberry(m): 7:01pm On Aug 25, 2017
Mynd44:
All these and you left out the almighty Kayan Mata? shocked

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

hahahhaha... I forget say na ur food so
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by roldee(m): 7:04pm On Aug 25, 2017
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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by MurderEnglish(m): 7:04pm On Aug 25, 2017
I am just like Hausa girls.The can fine very much. It is good to knew how to married from their place.

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Zeze06(m): 7:04pm On Aug 25, 2017
smiley

I love their quiet and submissive nature, and their culture of tolerance to polygamy.... They have a large heart...

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Nobody: 7:04pm On Aug 25, 2017
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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by RIPEnglish: 7:05pm On Aug 25, 2017
I can't marriage a Muslim, no way

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by xynerise: 7:05pm On Aug 25, 2017
Ok
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by slyd90(m): 7:06pm On Aug 25, 2017
ladies night and camu nko


anyway i wish i could date one..i reside in kaduna pm pls

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by EndtimeJudge(m): 7:06pm On Aug 25, 2017
Don't try to get married please. Surrogacy is the safest way to avoid divorce and heat break

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by ojun50(m): 7:06pm On Aug 25, 2017
Any single hausa girl should pm me.

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by julioralph(m): 7:07pm On Aug 25, 2017
Ok what about the part where the dude gets flogged with koboko

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by senatordave1(m): 7:08pm On Aug 25, 2017
Op,the only language spoken in hausaland is hausa oh or you are referring to the north in general.hausas are just 44percent of the north but the largest tribe in nigeria.it seems their brideprice is the lowest among the major ethnicities.

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Nobody: 7:08pm On Aug 25, 2017
Good

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Dutchey(m): 7:09pm On Aug 25, 2017
hmmm...yoruba rocks marriage better

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by mebad(m): 7:09pm On Aug 25, 2017
After these events, the wedding reception which is called Walimah takes place. Guests present at the wedding are being entertained with various foods and drinks. At the end of the day, the bride is being led to her husband’s house. This is referred to as Kai Amariya. The bride is being prayed for before she takes her leave.


The bolded part is the only part me i am interested in . No more hiding to do the thing

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by vertueptime: 7:09pm On Aug 25, 2017
RIPEnglish:
I can't marriage a Muslim, no way

But can u marriage english ?

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by MCDanselm(m): 7:09pm On Aug 25, 2017
all these process are not being followed sef...... Arewa has changed o

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by slyd90(m): 7:10pm On Aug 25, 2017
julioralph:
Ok what about the part where the dude gets flogged with koboko


lol thats the fulanis

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by lilreese: 7:10pm On Aug 25, 2017
Wow
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by wendyberry(m): 7:11pm On Aug 25, 2017
my first fp

I dedicate this to all Hausa people and Fulani out there and to my efik people I love una die

#proudly calabar boi #oneNigeria

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Propene: 7:11pm On Aug 25, 2017
Hausa girls are angelic, you will be surprised at how intelligent and exposed they are.

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Prince4mic: 7:11pm On Aug 25, 2017
what of the flogging abi caning?
heard they flogs the groom to ascertain his level of tolerance and manliness
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by slyd90(m): 7:12pm On Aug 25, 2017
vertueptime:


But u can marriage english

gringringrin
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by jashar(f): 7:12pm On Aug 25, 2017
Interesting...
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by cyberdurable(m): 7:12pm On Aug 25, 2017
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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Sleezwizz: 7:12pm On Aug 25, 2017
wendyberry:
Hausa is a major tribe in northern Nigeria. Although the main language spoken by people living in that part of the country is Hausa, other languages exist. The Hausa culture itself strikes many people as being interesting.

Marriage ceremony in Hausa land is a major highlight that would help many understand the culture and see its uniqueness when compared to the other tribes in Nigeria.

Hausa traditional marriage is based on Islamic rites. When compared to marriages in Igbo and Yoruba land, it is less expensive and dramatic. The processes of Hausa marriage could be broken into the following six processes:

1. Na gani ina

Like most marriages in Nigeria, the first step is seeking the consent of the parents of the bride after the groom or his family has made their choice. This is often referred to as ‘Na gani ina’ which means what I see. The parents of the bride on the other hand starts planning and make moves to investigate the family of the man that has shown interest in their daughter.

The research done by the family of the bride is to find out the key things considered important to them. Most families check the religious beliefs of the groom to be, family background, qualification, moral and ethics.


2. Friendship between the couple

Upon being satisfied with the findings made, the groom is then allowed to see the bride briefly. This is to help them know each other a little.

The family discourages them from having any form of physical contact or courting. If the bride to-be is in agreement with the whole marriage proposal, then the parents of the man make the move to formally ask for the girl’s hand in marriage.

Although, this method may be slightly different for all the tribes in that part of the country, it is presumed to be the most common.

3. Kanya Zance and Gaisuwais

The family of the groom goes to the bride’s family bearing gift items like Kolanut, sweets and other things. The groom’s family also provides what is called Kayan Zance. The items include fabrics, cosmetic products, perfumes, underwears, scarves, shoes and money. When these items are accepted and the negotiation for bride price begins, Gaisuwais is said to have taken place.



4. Rubu Dinar

The bride price is most times set to be low so that the blessings that will be gotten from the union may be more. The minimum payment is referred to as Rubu Dinar; this is a quarter kilogram of gold piece. The groom’s family can however pay more if they are financially buoyant.

5. Sadaki and Sarana

The term Sadaki means dowry, the moment it is paid, the bride belongs to the groom. After this, the wedding date is agreed upon by both families. Setting of the wedding date is called Sarana.

In most cases, the groom’s family makes provision for the house which the couple would live in. However, it is the responsibility of the bride’s family to furnish the house. Special attention is paid to the bride’s kitchen, living room and bedroom.




6. Fatihah, Kunshi and Walimah

The wedding day is called Fatihah; the families of the couple would be present while the bride herself would be made to go through Kunshi. During the wedding Fatihah which comes under the Daurin Aure, vows are being made with prayers made for the couple.


This is more or less a bridal shower which prepares the bride for her new role as a wife. The bride is being taught various things that may be considered helpful in her new home. While at it, various perfumes are being rubbed on the bride while Henna is applied on her hands and feet.

After these events, the wedding reception which is called Walimah takes place. Guests present at the wedding are being entertained with various foods and drinks. At the end of the day, the bride is being led to her husband’s house. This is referred to as Kai Amariya. The bride is being prayed for before she takes her leave.




cc: lala
cc: mynd44
cc: seun


Nice.


I dey look for pretty Muslim Hausa girl to marry o. Holla at me if u are available or link me with one, abeg grin grin grin grin grin
Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by feelgoodInc: 7:13pm On Aug 25, 2017
I love hausa Fulani chicks because they are not many prostitutes, one can still find a girl who will stick with you during good times and bad times, you can easily find a virgin and marry and live happily ever after.

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by zealot4me(f): 7:13pm On Aug 25, 2017
julioralph:
Ok what about the part where the dude gets flogged with koboko



Thats the fulani tradition and i dont think they practice it anymore

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Re: 6 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Marriage Process In Hausa Land by Nobody: 7:14pm On Aug 25, 2017
Oh Dear Lord....

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