What does Nigeria mean?

Definitions for Nigeria
naɪˈdʒɪər i əNige·ria

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria(noun)

    a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country

Wiktionary

  1. Nigeria(ProperNoun)

    Country in Western Africa, south of the country of Niger. Official name: Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  2. Origin: Named after the Niger River, from a native term "Ni Gir" (meaning "River Gir"). The name has often been misinterpreted as derived from the Latin niger, a reference to the dark complexions of the inhabitants of the region.

Freebase

  1. Nigeria

    Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. There are over 500 ethnic groups in Nigeria of which the three largest ethnic groups are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was coined by Flora Shaw, who later married Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century. The British colonised Nigeria in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, setting up administrative structures and law while recognizing traditional chiefs. Nigeria became independent in 1960. Several years later, it had civil war as Biafra tried to establish independence. Military governments in times of crisis have alternated with democratically elected governments. Nigeria, known as "the Giant of Africa", is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria is roughly divided in half between Christians, who mostly live in the South and central parts of the country, and Muslims, concentrated mostly in the north. A minority practice traditional religions, especially the Igbo and Yoruba religions. Its oil reserves have brought great revenues to the country. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies. Nigeria is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations, and the African Union.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Nigeria

    A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.

How to pronounce Nigeria?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Nigeria in sign language?

  1. nigeria

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nigeria in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nigeria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Nigeria in a Sentence

  1. Maria Borges:

    Olamide Ogundele from Nigeria's very important.

  2. Johnnie Carson:

    Nigeria is the most important country in Africa.

  3. Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski:

    This is a responsibility of the sovereign state of Nigeria.

  4. Modern African Art Giles Peppiatt:

    They inherited it from their father who had business interests in Nigeria.

  5. Bouba Ahmada:

    Here is Cameroon, over there is Nigeria, it's empty. Only Boko Haram stays there.

Images & Illustrations of Nigeria

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