Nigeria

geographical name
Ni·​ge·​ria | \ nī-ˈjir-ē-ə How to pronounce Nigeria (audio) \

Definition of Nigeria

country in western Africa which borders on the Gulf of Guinea, is a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, and was formerly a colony and protectorate; capital Abuja area 356,669 square miles (923,768 square kilometers), population 203,453,000

Note: Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa.

Other Words from Nigeria

Nigerian \ nī-​ˈjir-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Nigeria (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Nigeria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nigeria. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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