Definition of Niger in English:

Niger

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1 /ˈnʌɪdʒə/ A river in NW Africa, which rises on the NE border of Sierra Leone and flows in a great arc for 4,100 km (2,550 miles) north-east to Mali, then south-east through western Niger and Nigeria, before turning southwards into the Gulf of Guinea.
2 /niːˈʒɛː/ A landlocked country in West Africa, on the southern edge of the Sahara; population 15,306,300 (est. 2009): languages, French (official), Hausa, and other West African languages: capital, Niamey. Part of French West Africa from 1922, Niger became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958 and fully independent in 1960.

Derivatives

Nigerien

Pronunciation: /niːˈʒɛːrɪən/
noun & adjective
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  • Most Nigerien men observe the Islamic practice of praying five times a day.
  • Here he claims among other things that Iraq really was interested in getting its hands on Nigerien uranium.
  • During his visit, this high-ranking officer raised the issue of the alleged uranium sales to Iraq in meetings with various current Nigerien government officials.

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