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Hannah Hoechner

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ajami

Hausa written in Arabic script (Hausa)

almajirci

discipleship, practice of living as full-time Qur’anic student/Almajiri (Hausa)

almajiri pl. almajirai

traditional full-time Qur’anic student (Hausa)

bidi’a

unlawful innovation in religious practices (Hausa)

boko

modern secular education (Hausa)

hadith

traditions of the Prophet Mohammed

ilimi school

school for advanced Islamic studies

Islamiyya school

modernised Islamic school

Izala

short for Jama’t Izalat al Bid’a Wa Iqamat as Sunna (Society of Removal of Innovation and Reestablishment of the Sunna) (Arabic)

jama’a

(Muslim) community (Hausa)

LGA

Local Government Area

makarantar allo

traditional Qur’anic school (teaching full-time or day students); lit. school using wooden slate (Hausa)

mallam pl. mallamai

Qur’anic teacher, honorific form of address (Hausa)

purdah

female seclusion

Sabuwar Ƙofa

New Gate (one of the gates in the city wall surrounding the Old City of Kano)

sadaka

alms, charity (Hausa)

tafsiri

Qur’anic exegesis (Hausa)

tsangaya

traditional Qur’anic “boarding” school located in remote area hosting mainly older students (Hausa)

ulama sg. al-alim

class of religious scholars (Arabic)

zaure/soro

entrance room to a house/compound (Hausa)

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