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Ni·ger

 (nī′jər, nē-zhâr′)
A country of west-central Africa. The Tuareg and Hausa established states in the late Middle Ages, and the region was dominated by the Songhai and Bornu empires in the 1500s. Niger came under the French sphere of influence after the Conference of Berlin (1884-1885) and was made a separate colony within French West Africa in 1922. It achieved independence in 1960. Niamey is the capital and the largest city.

Ni′ger·i·en n. & adj.

ni·ger

 (nī′jər)
n.
A plant (Guizotia abyssinica) of the composite family native to northeast Africa, having yellow flower heads and grown for its oil-rich seeds, often used for birdseed.

[From earlier niger seed, probably after the Niger River in West Africa, where it is widely grown.]
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Niger

n
1. (Placename) a landlocked republic in West Africa: important since earliest times for its trans-Saharan trade routes; made a French colony in 1922 and became fully independent in 1960; exports peanuts and livestock. Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Niamey. Pop: 16 899 327 (2013 est). Area: 1 267 000 sq km (489 000 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in West Africa, rising in S Guinea and flowing in a great northward curve through Mali, then southwest through Niger and Nigeria to the Gulf of Guinea: the third longest river in Africa, with the largest delta, covering an area of 36 260 sq km (14 000 sq miles). Length: 4184 km (2600 miles)
3. (Placename) a state of W central Nigeria. Capital: Minna. Pop: 3 950 249 (2006). Area: 76 363 sq km (29 476 sq miles)
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Ni•ger

(ˈnaɪ dʒər, niˈʒɛər)

n.
1. a republic in NW Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 9,962,242; 489,141 sq. mi. (1,267,000 sq. km). Cap.: Niamey.
2. a river in W Africa, rising in S Guinea and flowing into the Gulf of Guinea. 2600 mi. (4185 km) long.
Ni•ge•ri•en (naɪˌdʒɪər iˈɛn) adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Niger - an African riverNiger - an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Benin, Dahomey, Republic of Benin - a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control
French Guinea, Republic of Guinea, Guinea - a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958
French Sudan, Mali, Republic of Mali - a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
Republic of Niger, Niger - a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
2.Niger - a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert
capital of Niger, Niamey - the capital and largest city of Niger
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Niger, Niger River - an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Nigerien - a native or inhabitant of Niger
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Translations
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ニジェール
니제르
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ไนเจอร์
nước Niger

Niger

[ˈnaɪdʒəʳ] N (= country, river) → Níger m
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Niger

[niːˈʒɛər] n (= country) → Niger m
[ˈnaɪdʒər] (= river) → Niger m
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Niger

nNiger m
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Niger

[ˈnaɪdʒə] n (country, river) → il Niger m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Niger

الْنَيّجَرُ Niger Niger Niger Νίγηρας Níger Niger Niger Niger Niger ニジェール 니제르 Niger Niger Niger Níger Нигер Niger ไนเจอร์ Nijer nước Niger 尼日尔
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Have you been to Kamba, Gusau and other borders adjoining Niger Republic? These things happen there.
Tribune News Network Doha Qatar Charity has opened the "Rohama" village in Niger Republic to benefit 12,000 people from the generous contributions and support from the people in Qatar.
The Multi-National Joint Task Force, comprising troops from Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killed no fewer than 40 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered six gun trucks when the insurgents attacked a military base in Gueskerou, which is between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- No fewer than 50 Boko Haram militants were killed on Saturday in two encounters with the West African regional troops who foiled the terrorists' attack on their base in a town straddling Niger and Niger Republic.
Egypt are in action against Nigeria and the Niger Republic in matches on March 22 and 26 whenLiverpoolare expected to be in the business end of the title race.
The team also met the Minister of Humanitarian and Disaster Management and its staff in Niger Republic to work out a distribution plan for materials including 1,100 tents and 6,600 food baskets for the affected people in the region.
Before his death, he intended to start a Husbands' school in Nigeria following a successful model seen in the Niger Republic. UN Secretary-General AntEnio Guterres, along with other senior UN officials, have paid tribute to Osotimehin.
The privately-owned Punch newspaper reported Friday said the embattled former Governor made the comment shortly after receiving the suspension order in Niamey, Niger Republic, on Thursday.
Stark has oil and gas deals pending in the following African countries (in alphabetical order): Chad, Ghana, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Libya, Namibia, Nigeria, Niger Republic, Madagascar, Malawi, Sudan, and South Sudan.
Yakubu blasted back on to the international scene with a goal in helping Nigeria open their African Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a victory against the Niger Republic.
Now his company, Mobah Rural Horizons, sells some 30,000 desert coolers a year, including some to the neighbouring Niger Republic. Potters make four or five pairs of pots a day at 150 naira (about 1 [pounds sterling]) a pair, which are then sold at 180 to 200 naira.