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Type Country
Scripts ნიგერია(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. nie-JIR-ee-ə(English)
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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

VariantsNiger(English) Niger(French) Niger(Italian) Níger(Spanish) Niger(German) Niger(Dutch) Niger(Swedish)
Other Languages & CulturesNigerija(Bosnian) Nigeriya(Bulgarian) Niger, Nigerija(Croatian) Nigérie(Czech) Nigiria(Greek) Niger(Late Roman) Nigērija(Latvian) Nigerija(Lithuanian) Nigerija(Macedonian) Níger, Nigéria(Portuguese) Nigeriya(Russian) Niger, Nigerija(Serbian) Nigéria(Slovak) Nigerija(Slovene)
Same SpellingNigéria
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