The Hausa states are the states that are predominantly occupied by the Hausa people. These are majorly the states in the Northern part of the country. In our post, you will find a list of the states regarded as the Hausa states.
Before the creation of Nigeria as a country and before the creation of the thirty-six states in Nigeria, the true Hausa settlements were:DauraKanoKatsinaZaria (Zazzau)GobirRanoBiram These were founded by Bawo and his six sons. Bawo was the son of Bagwariya, who according to myth is believed to be the eponymous ancestor of the Hausa. These seven were occupied only by Hausa speaking people.
According to history and mythology, there were seven sons of Karbagari, another son of Bagwariya, the also have founded seven states:Zamfara (state inhabited by Hausa-speakers)Kebbi (state inhabited by Hausa-speakers)Yauri (also called Yawuri) Gwari (also called Gwariland) Kwararafa (the state of the Jukun people)Nupe (state of the Nupe people)These were not regarded as true Hausa states because there were some other ethnic groups inhabiting these states. But for most of them, the inhabitants were predominantly Hausas. Also, some of the states became part of the Hausa Kingdoms after they were conquered by the Hausas with most of the original settlers either became slaves or fled.List of Hausa states in Nigeria todayIt is difficult to say that some states are inhabited for 100% by the Hausa people, but we definitely can name the states where a big number of the population really belongs to this ethnic group. These states include: Bauchi State Borno State Kano State Katsina State Plateau State Taraba State Niger State Adamawa State Kaduna State Sokoto State Jigawa State Kebbi State Zamfara State.