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PronouncedPron.nie-JIR-ee-ə English

Meaning & History

From the name of the NIGER River, applied in the 19th century to the British colonial territory in western Africa. It continued to be used after the territory became an independent country in 1960.
VariantsNiger English Niger French Niger Italian Níger Spanish Niger German
Other Languages & CulturesNiger Croatian Niger Dutch Niger Late Roman Níger, Nigéria Portuguese Niger Serbian Niger Swedish
Same SpellingNigéria
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute