What does Nigerian mean?

Definitions for Nigerian

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Nigerian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nigerianadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Nigeria

  2. Nigerianadjective

    of or relating to Nigeria

    "the Nigerian capital used to be Lagos"

  3. Nigerian, Nigerienadjective

    of or relating to the people of Nigeria

    "a Nigerian novelist won the Nobel Prize for literature this year"


  1. Nigeriannoun

    A person from Nigeria or of Nigerian descent.

  2. Nigerianadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Nigeria, the Nigerian people or culture.


  1. nigerian

    A Nigerian is a person who is a native or inhabitant of Nigeria, a country located in West Africa. It can also refer to anything related to this West African nation, such as its culture, foods, tradition, or language. Nigeria is known for its unique ethnic diversity with over 250 ethnic groups, with the largest being the Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, and Fulani. English is the official language. So, 'Nigerian' can be used to describe anything or anyone from or linked to Nigeria.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nigerian in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nigerian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Nigerian 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. Veryan Khan:

    By Boko Haram pledging to the Islamic State, Shekau has secured a safe haven for Boko Haram's leadership. Even if the current Nigerian offensives are to succeed, a temporary escape could be made to another IS stronghold from where Boko Haram's life cycle can be maintained irrespective of distance.

  3. Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar:

    The military has a constitutional and moral responsibility to protect Nigerian citizens and cannot suddenly engage in mass murder as portrayed by Amnesty International allegations.

  4. Jeff Nemeth:

    Depending on how Nigeria develops over time ... we are potentially looking at using our Nigerian plant to service West Africa.

  5. Gina Yashere:

    A lot of the stories that you see in the show are basically incidents from my life and a lot of other immigrant lives, it's not about anybody Nigerian. It's about anybody coming from anywhere. You could be Indian, Pakistani, German. It doesn't matter. It's just you're going somewhere else and starting a new life.

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Translations for Nigerian

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  • In Latin, "nigerian" translates to "Nigerianus."Latin
  • nigeriansktSwedish

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