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Nigeria

Ni·ge·ri·a

 (nī-jîr′ē-ə)
A country of western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. A variety of states were established in the region prior to the arrival of Europeans, including the Bornu, Benin, and Songhai empires. Exploited by Portuguese, British, French, and Dutch traders in the 1600s and 1700s, Nigeria was eventually claimed by the British, who consolidated the area into one colony in 1914. The country attained its independence in 1960. In 1991, the seat of government was moved from Lagos to the new capital, Abuja.

Ni·ge′ri·an adj. & n.
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Nigeria

(naɪˈdʒɪərɪə)
n
(Placename) a republic in West Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: Lagos annexed by the British in 1861; protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria formed in 1900 and united as a colony in 1914; gained independence as a member of the Commonwealth in 1960 (membership suspended from 1995 to 1999 following human rights violations); Eastern Region seceded as the Republic of Biafra for the duration of the severe civil war (1967–70); ruled by military governments from 1966. It consists of a belt of tropical rain forest in the south, with semidesert in the extreme north and highlands in the east; the main export is petroleum. Official language: English; Hausa, Ibo, and Yoruba are the chief regional languages. Religion: animist, Muslim, and Christian. Currency: naira. Capital: Abuja. Pop: 174 507 539 (2013 est). Area: 923 773 sq km (356 669 sq miles)
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Ni•ge•ri•a

(naɪˈdʒɪər i ə)

n.
a republic in W Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 113,828,587; 356,669 sq. mi. (923,773 sq. km). Cap.: Abuja. Official name, Fed′eral Repub′lic of Nige′ria.
Ni•ge′ri•an, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of GuineaNigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
al Sunna Wal Jamma, Followers of the Phrophet - a resurgent Islamic fundamentalist organization based in Nigeria that is thought to be planning terrorist attacks
Abuja, capital of Nigeria, Nigerian capital - capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
Ibadan - a large Yoruba city in southwestern Nigeria; site of a university
Katsina - a city in northern Nigeria; a major center of the Hausa people
Lagos - chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea; former capital of Nigeria
Maiduguri, Yerwa-Maiduguri - a city in northeastern Nigeria; an agricultural trading center
Zaria - a city in north central Nigeria; agricultural trading center
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
Nigerian - a native or inhabitant of Nigeria
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Translations
Nigérie
Nigeria
Nigeria
Nigerija
Nigéria
ナイジェリア
나이지리아
Nigeria
Nigerija
Nigeria
ประเทศไนจีเรีย
nước Nigeria

Nigeria

[naɪˈdʒɪərɪə] NNigeria f
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Nigeria

[naɪˈdʒɪəriə] nNigéria mf
in Nigeria → au Nigéria
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Nigeria

nNigeria nt
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Nigeria

[naɪˈdʒɪərɪə] nla Nigeria
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Nigeria

نَيْجِيرِيا Nigérie Nigeria Nigeria Νιγηρία Nigeria Nigeria Nigéria Nigerija Nigeria ナイジェリア 나이지리아 Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria Nigéria Нигерия Nigeria ประเทศไนจีเรีย Nijerya nước Nigeria 尼日利亚
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A constitutional lawyer, Mr Realwan Okpanachi, has urged the Federal Government to take drastic measures that would send a strong signal to the South African Government over Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.
Ahmad Lawan, President of the Nigerian Senate, has frowned upon the wanton and indiscriminate killings of Nigerians in South Africa.
THE Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians against travelling to high risk and volatile areas of some countries until the current situation of xenophobic attacks is brought under control.
Nigerians in South Africa who are victims of the renewed xenophobic attack have accused the Nigerian Embassy of shutting its gates on them when they went there for help and protection.
NEW YORK, NY - Nigerians around the world are gearing up for the "largest gathering of Nigerians" in commemoration of the 59th anniversary of Nigeria's Independence Day.
The United States government on Tuesday, August 27, announced a new visa fee for non-immigrant Nigerians planning to travel to the country.
Dans un communique a Abuja, Mme Abike Dabiri-Erewa, presidente de la Commission sur la diaspora, a condamne la stigmatisation des Nigerians vivant en Chine.

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