Place Name NIGER

TYPE: River & Country
PRONOUNCED: NIE-jər (English), nee-ZHER (English), NEE-ZHER (French)   [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, possibly of Berber origin, though influenced by Latin niger "black". This is the name of a river in western Africa (and a country which is named after it).
VARIANTS: Nigeria (English), Nigeria (French), Nigeria (Italian), Nigeria (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Níger, Nigéria (Portuguese), Níger, Nigeria (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Níger