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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


  1. Nigeria(ProperNoun)

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

    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.


  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. Omolola Adele-Oso:

    The largest help the U.S. could give comes with intelligence -- helping Nigeria develop and monitor and track our security issues, and develop a better understanding of what it means to control our border.

  2. Njoya Moussa:

    Buhari's visit should help ease the climate of mistrust between Cameroon and Nigeria, i pray that they should talk about security because mostly it’s what we need here in Cameroon and Nigeria.

  3. Ashifi Gogo:

    In Nigeria it is a household name and counterfeiters go after successful brands.

  4. Muhammadu Buhari:

    Nobody in Nigeria should be put through the brutality of forced marriage, every girl has a right to education and their choice of life, amina must be able to go back to school.

  5. Oliver Stolpe:

    Nigeria is fighting crime on so many fronts, it's simply too many fronts.

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