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Niger

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geographical name Ni·ger \ˈnī-jər, nē-ˈzher\

Definition of Niger

  1. 1 river 2600 miles (4184 kilometers) W Africa flowing from Fouta Djallon NE, SE, & S into Gulf of Guinea

  2. 2 country W Africa; a republic, until 1958 a territory of French West Africa ∗ Niamey area 459,073 square miles (1,188,999 square kilometers), pop 15,000,000

Nigerien

play \ˌnī-ˌjir-ē-ˈen, nē-ˈzher-ē-ən\ adjective or noun

Nigerois

play \ˌnē-zhər-ˈwä, -zher-\ noun



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