Nigeria
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Place Name NIGERIA
TYPE: Country
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Niger (English), Niger (French), Niger (Italian), Níger (Spanish), Niger (German)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Niger (Late Roman), Níger, Nigéria (Portuguese)
SAME SPELLING: Nigéria