A CASE STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INSECTS AND HUMANS
Naming names amongst many societies is a culture well endowed. Through naming eulogies societies differentiates between humans, things, tribes, and such other characteristics of daily living. This phenomenon is widely practiced in Hausa society, in that many people named or allocates names taking into cognizance the relationship between man and his social neighbors, most especially insects. Entomology as an area of study is carefully used by the Hausa people in naming people and other things. This paper therefore sets out to study how Hausa people name their children after the characters or behaviors of insects and to understand how the naming processes take shape as people so named progress later in life.
Department of Nigerian languages, Sokoto State University, Sokoto Nigeria