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In primary school in south-eastern Nigeria, I was taught that Hosni Mubarak was the president of Egypt. I learned the same thing in secondary school. In university, Mubarak was still president of Egypt. I came to assume, subconsciously, that he - and others like Paul Biya in Cameroon and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya - would never leave.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Meaning of "Nigeria" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NIGERIA

Nigeria  [naɪˈdʒɪərɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NIGERIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nigeria is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NIGERIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nigeria

Nigeria

Nigeria i/naɪˈdʒɪəriə/, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The country is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The site of numerous ancient kingdoms and empires, the modern political state of Nigeria has its origins in the British colonization of the region during the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries; it emerged from the combination of two neighboring British protectorates:. During the colonial period, the British set up administrative and legal structures whilst retaining traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria achieved independence in 1960, but plunged into civil war several years later. It has since alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships, with its 2011 presidential elections being viewed as the first to be conducted reasonably freely and fairly.

Definition of Nigeria in the English dictionary

The definition of Nigeria in the dictionary is 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 ; Eastern Region seceded as the Republic of Biafra for the duration of the severe civil war ; 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. Area: 923 773 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NIGERIA


Algeria
ælˈdʒɪərɪə
anterior
ænˈtɪərɪə
bacteria
bækˈtɪərɪə
cafeteria
ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə
ceria
ˈsɪərɪə
criteria
kraɪˈtɪərɪə
Egeria
ɪˈdʒɪərɪə
exterior
ɪkˈstɪərɪə
feria
ˈfɪərɪə
Hesperia
hɛˈspɪərɪə
Iberia
aɪˈbɪərɪə
imperia
ɪmˈpɪərɪə
inferior
ɪnˈfɪərɪə
interior
ɪnˈtɪərɪə
Liberia
laɪˈbɪərɪə
posterior
pɒˈstɪərɪə
progeria
prəʊˈdʒɪərɪə
Siberia
saɪˈbɪərɪə
superior
suːˈpɪərɪə
ulterior
ʌlˈtɪərɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NIGERIA

Niflheim
niftier
niftiest
niftily
niftiness
nifty
nigella
Niger
Niger seed
Niger-Congo
Nigerian
Nigerien

WORDS THAT END LIKE NIGERIA

alstroemeria
armeria
asteria
Beria
coliform bacteria
cryptomeria
cyanobacteria
diphtheria
eubacteria
galleria
latimeria
listeria
Pantelleria
pizzeria
plumeria
sansevieria
Santeria
sheria
taqueria
wisteria

Synonyms and antonyms of Nigeria in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Nigeria» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NIGERIA

Find out the translation of Nigeria to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Nigeria from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Nigeria» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尼日利亚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Nigeria
570 millions of speakers

English

Nigeria
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाइजीरिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَيْجِيرِيا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Нигерия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Nigéria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাইজিরিয়াদেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Nigéria
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nigeria
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nigeria
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナイジェリア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나이지리아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nigeria
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Nigeria
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நைஜீரியா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नायजेरिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Nijerya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Nigeria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Nigeria
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Нігерія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Nigeria
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Νιγηρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Nigerië
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Nigeria
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Nigeria
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Nigeria

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NIGERIA»

The term «Nigeria» is very widely used and occupies the 3.467 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NIGERIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Nigeria

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10 QUOTES WITH «NIGERIA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Nigeria.
1
Chris Abani
My mother was English. My parents met in Oxford in the '50s, and my mother moved to Nigeria and lived there. She was five foot two, very feisty and very English.
2
Chinua Achebe
I've had trouble now and again in Nigeria because I have spoken up about the mistreatment of factions in the country because of difference in religion. These are things we should put behind us.
3
Chinua Achebe
Nigeria has had a complicated colonial history. My work has examined that part of our story extensively.
4
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I live half the year in Nigeria, the other half in the U.S. But home is Nigeria - it always will be. I consider myself a Nigerian who is comfortable in the world. I look at it through Nigerian eyes.
5
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
In primary school in south-eastern Nigeria, I was taught that Hosni Mubarak was the president of Egypt. I learned the same thing in secondary school. In university, Mubarak was still president of Egypt. I came to assume, subconsciously, that he - and others like Paul Biya in Cameroon and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya - would never leave.
6
Sade Adu
There isn't a class structure in Nigeria; there's a tribal structure and prestige as far as money is concerned.
7
Uzo Aduba
I come from Nigeria, and we live by the idea that it takes a village. So my entire team. I live by my team: my friends, my neighbors, my teachers - they're the people who taught me how to be a free actor.
8
Uzo Aduba
I loved 'Ghana Must Go' by Taiye Selasi. It's about a first-generation African family living in America that has to return home to Nigeria when their estranged father passes away.
9
Nonso Anozie
I consider myself a man of the world; I connect very strongly with Nigeria, but I see that the work exists all over the world, and I will go where the work is.
10
Ibrahim Babangida
The work of Nigeria is not complete for as long as there is any one Nigerian who goes to bed on empty stomach.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NIGERIA»

Discover the use of Nigeria in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Nigeria and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A History of Nigeria
This book offers a unique portrayal of a resilient people living in a country with immense, but unrealized, potential.
Toyin Falola, Matthew M. Heaton, 2008
2
Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink
In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria’s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge.
John Campbell, 2013
3
The Trouble with Nigeria
"The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership," concludes internationally acclaimed writer Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe, 1984
4
Nigeria: The Bradt Travel Guide
Despite its negative image, for travelers with an open mind and friendly demeanor Nigeria is an incredibly absorbing country in which to travel.
Lizzie Williams, 2008
5
Nigeria: The Politics of Adjustment and Democracy
For the author, it is at this emerging level of struggle and interaction that the future of Nigeria lies. This work examines several critical, but often overlooked or underresearched aspects of Nigeria's political economy.
Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere, 1994
6
Nigeria
This book examines the ways in which Nigeria is aiming to learn the lessons of its past and is facing the challenges of the future.
Lorna Robson, 2005
7
Culture and Customs of Nigeria
Discusses Nigerian traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.
Toyin Falola, 2001
8
Nigeria: Current Issues and Historical Background
This book brings together current issues and a detailed historical background.
Martin P. Mathews, 2002
9
Religion, History, and Politics in Nigeria: Essays in Honor ...
The book provides a lively and straightforward treatment of the relationship among religion, politics, and history in Nigeria, and how it affects public life today.
Chima Jacob Korieh, G. Ugo Nwokeji, 2005
10
Nigeria: Leadership and Development
This book, NIGERIA: LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT - ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF CHIBUIKE ROTIMI AMAECHI, is an attempt to clarify the issue about leadership and how, in our circumstances, it has impeded ( or for those who believe differently, ...
Peter Ekekwe, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NIGERIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Nigeria is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nigeria rejects online degrees, warns students against virtual schools
Mr.Yakasai explained that in Nigeria the duration for a fulltime degree programme is not less than three years for direct entry and at least six ... «Premium Times, Jul 15»
2
US 'aiding and abetting' Boko Haram by refusing Nigeria arms, says …
Nigeria's president warned Thursday that the U.S. refusal to sell his country weapons was “aiding and abetting” Boko Haram, comments that ... «Al Jazeera America, Jul 15»
3
Nigeria cannot fight corruption alone
Nigeria's new president, Muhammadu Buhari, is visiting the United States this week, with international corruption just as high on the agenda as ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
4
The Consequences of Deteriorating Sanitation in Nigeria
Children play at a slum in Ijegun Egba, a suburb of Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, July 2, 2008. (Courtesy Reuters/George Esiri) ... «Council on Foreign Relations, Jul 15»
5
Tame Fuel Subsidy or it Will Tame Nigeria
But the truth is that if you isolate the North-east of Nigeria from the rest of Nigeria and you compare their per capita income to that of the Congo ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
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Nigeria Marks Gates-Backed Polio Victory as Survivors Neglected
For the first time Nigeria is set to eradicate polio as it marks one year with no new cases after billions of dollars spent by a global campaign ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
7
Global Ship Owners Protest Nigeria's Ban on 113 Crude Carriers
International crude tanker owners have strongly protested against Nigeria's ban on 113 vessels from loading at its oil terminals, with some oil ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
8
Boko Haram holds territories in Nigeria's NE: governors
Abuja (AFP) - Boko Haram Islamists are still holding on to some territories in Nigeria's troubled northeast, state governors from the region said ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Nigeria: “Our team is working all the time, because IPDs arrive every …
Due to Boko Haram (BH) insurgency, the situation in Northern Nigeria remains critical, particularly in Borno State. The security situation in north ... «Médecins Sans Frontières International, Jul 15»
10
Nigeria's NNPC unable to assess damage after major pipeline blast
ABUJA, July 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria's state oil company has yet to assess the damage to a key pipeline carrying gasoline to Lagos and the ... «Reuters Africa, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nigeria [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nigeria>. Oct 2020 ».
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