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Definitions for Nigeria
naɪˈdʒɪər i əni·ge·ri·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigerianoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. Nigerianoun

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

  2. Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Nigeria

    Nigeria ( ny-JEER-ee-ə), officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is situated between the Sahel to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean. It covers an area of 923,769 square kilometres (356,669 sq mi), and with a population of over 225 million, it is the most populous country in Africa, and the world's sixth-most populous country. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa. Nigeria has been home to several indigenous pre-colonial states and kingdoms since the second millennium BC, with the Nok civilization in the 15th century BC, marking the first internal unification in the country. The modern state originated with British colonialization in the 19th century, taking its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914 by Lord Lugard. The British set up administrative and legal structures while practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms in the Nigeria region. Nigeria became a formally independent federation on 1 October 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970, followed by a succession of military dictatorships and democratically elected civilian governments until achieving a stable democracy in the 1999 presidential election. The 2015 general election was the first time an incumbent president failed to be re-elected.Nigeria is a multinational state inhabited by more than 250 ethnic groups speaking 500 distinct languages, all identifying with a wide variety of cultures. The three largest ethnic groups are the Hausa in the north, Yoruba in the west, and Igbo in the east, together constituting over 60% of the total population. The official language is English, chosen to facilitate linguistic unity at the national level. Nigeria's constitution ensures freedom of religion and it is home to some of the world's largest Muslim and Christian populations. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Muslims, who live mostly in the north, and Christians, who live mostly in the south; indigenous religions, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities, are in the minority.Nigeria is a regional power in Africa and a middle and emerging power in international affairs. Nigeria's economy is the largest in Africa, the 31st-largest in the world by nominal GDP, and 26th-largest by PPP. Nigeria is often referred to as the Giant of Africa owing to its large population and economy and is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank. However, the country ranks very low in the Human Development Index and remains one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, NAM, the Economic Community of West African States, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and OPEC. It is also a member of the informal MINT group of countries and is one of the Next Eleven economies.

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  1. Nigeria

    Nigeria is a country located in West Africa and is the most populous country in Africa. It gained independence from British colonial rule in 1960 and has since become a federal republic with a presidential system of government. Nigeria is known for its diverse population, consisting of over 250 different ethnic groups, and its rich cultural heritage. The country is also a major player in the African continent in terms of economy and resources, being a significant producer of petroleum and having a rapidly growing telecommunications and financial services sector. However, Nigeria also faces challenges such as poverty, corruption, and insecurity.

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Nigeria

    Nigeria was given its name by Lady Flora Shaw. it was named because the Negroes, that is the blacks and because of the River Niger.

    Nigeria is a good country


    Submitted by anonymous on March 27, 2020  


  2. Nigeria

    The name Nigeria was taken from river Niger which ran through the country. It was coined by lady Flora Shaw who married sir Lord Lugard

    So Nigeria got its name from the river Niger


    Submitted by anonymous on March 19, 2020  

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  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. Boko Haram:

    The major challenge that the Nigerian army faced was that Dikwa served as forward base for Boko Haram and was readily being supplied with resources and combatants from Boko Haram positions along the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

  2. Managing Director of Pecora:

    I understand that is a concern and we've thought about it but we definitely don't foresee over the timeframe we've set out that we'll have any problems getting money out of the country, the fundamentals and demographics in Nigeria, in terms of population, in terms of infrastructure deficits, all offer huge opportunity and the availability of high returns.

  3. Alexandra Popp:

    That first goal gave us some safety, but then we allowed Nigeria to get back into the game a little bit. After the break, we were very dominant.

  4. Nick Phin:

    It is very unusual to see two cases in such a relatively short space of time. We are working hard to contact individuals, including healthcare workers, that might have come into contact with the individual to provide information and health advice, we know that in September 2017, Nigeria experienced a large sustained outbreak of monkeypox.

  5. Imad Mesdoua:

    The principal thing that has been stopping this multi-national force from coming about has been the historical distrust and underlying tensions between the two key players: Nigeria and Cameroon.

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