The Hausa Tribe lives in northern Nigeria and southern Niger. Evidence of early settlement in Nigeria dates to the Stone Age. The Hausa tribal legends state that, over a thousand years ago, a folk hero named Bayajidda came to Africa from Baghdad. He was a hero who slayed a great snake. He married the grateful queen. He and his six sons together called the “Seven Hausa”, were the mythical founders of the Hausa tribe. Today’s city of Daura is said to be the origin of the Hausa — the first place where the hero Bayajidda arrived after his long crossing of the Sahara Desert. Today the Hausa are primarily farmers. Rice, corn and millet are their basic crops. Meat is a usual part of the Hausa diet, as well as milk and vegetables. This is a diet much more diverse than most other tribes. “Fura” is a heavy porridge with a flour base, served sometimes with a stew of meat and vegetables. A special dish is “suya”, which is roasted chicken or beef with onions, peppers and yams. Homes are made of mud bricks and square rooms, rather than the typical round huts of most native tribes. The traditional Hausa household includes the husband, his different wives, and his sons and their families.