Azna

Categories: Ethnicities

The Azna are a subgroup of Hausa people inhabiting a small area in southern Niger, and retaining their traditional faith. They are thought to be a mix of Tyenga and Songhai peoples who were driven south in the eleventh century by the Tuareg. The Fula of Niger use the term “Azna” more broadly to refer to all non-Muslim Hausa.

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