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My dad is a minister, and my mum is a worker with the less fortunate and the disabled. They're Nigerian natives. Their first language is Yoruba, and their second language is English.
John Boyega

Meaning of "Nigerian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NIGERIAN

Nigerian  [naɪˈdʒɪərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NIGERIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nigerian can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES NIGERIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Nigerian

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 Nigerian in the English dictionary

The definition of Nigerian in the dictionary is of or relating to Nigeria or its inhabitants. Other definition of Nigerian is a native or inhabitant of Nigeria.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NIGERIAN


Adlerian
ædˈlɪərɪən
alerion
əˈlɪərɪən
Algerian
ælˈdʒɪərɪən
Cancerian
kænˈsɪərɪən
Cimmerian
sɪˈmɪərɪən
criterion
kraɪˈtɪərɪən
Hanoverian
ˌhænəˈvɪərɪən
Hyperion
haɪˈpɪərɪən
Iberian
aɪˈbɪərɪən
Illyrian
ɪˈlɪərɪən
Liberian
laɪˈbɪərɪən
Pierian
paɪˈɪərɪən
presbyterian
ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən
Shakespearean
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Shakespearian
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Siberian
saɪˈbɪərɪən
Sumerian
suːˈmɪərɪən
therian
ˈθɪərɪən
trans-Siberian
trænzsaɪˈbɪərɪən
Wagnerian
vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NIGERIAN

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE NIGERIAN

bacterian
Brian
Celtiberian
Chaucerian
eleutherian
Faulknerian
Hesperian
Hitlerian
Homerian
Khmerian
megatherian
metatherian
Mousterian
phalansterian
Popperian
prototherian
psalterian
Schopenhauerian
Spenserian
spinsterian
valerian

Synonyms and antonyms of Nigerian in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Nigerian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NIGERIAN

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

Translator English - Chinese

尼日利亚的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nigeriano
570 millions of speakers

English

Nigerian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाइजीरियाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَيجِيرِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нигерийский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nigeriano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাইজেরিয়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nigérian
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nigeria
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nigerianisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナイジェリアの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나이지리아의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nigeria
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuộc nước/người/tiếng Nigeria
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நைஜீரிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नायजेरियन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Nijeryalı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nigeriano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nigeryjski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нігерійський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nigerian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νιγηριανός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Nigeriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nigeriansk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nigeriansk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Nigerian

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NIGERIAN»

The term «Nigerian» is very widely used and occupies the 11.256 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NIGERIAN» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «NIGERIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Nigerian.
1
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.
2
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I think I'm ridiculously fortunate. I consider myself a Nigerian - that's home; my sensibility is Nigerian. But I like America, and I like that I can spend time in America.
3
Uzo Aduba
I am the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. My mother is a survivor of both polio and of the Igbo genocide during her country's civil war in the late 1960s.
4
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life.
5
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.
6
Ibrahim Babangida
The average Nigerian person has come to reconcile himself with the fact that his or her social progress remain essentially in his or her hands in collaboration with other fellow Nigerians and not merely relying on what government alone could provide for him or her.
7
Ibrahim Babangida
There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
8
Ibrahim Babangida
The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.
9
John Boyega
My dad is a minister, and my mum is a worker with the less fortunate and the disabled. They're Nigerian natives. Their first language is Yoruba, and their second language is English.
10
Teju Cole
Oh, I love labels, as long as they are numerous. I'm an American writer. I'm a Nigerian writer. I'm a Nigerian American writer. I'm an African writer. I'm a Yoruba writer. I'm an African American writer.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NIGERIAN»

Discover the use of Nigerian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Nigerian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nigerian Political Parties: Power in an Emergent African Nation
This important work, originally published in 1963, examines the social bases, strategies and structures of Nigerian political parties during the final phase of British colonial rule.
Richard L. Sklar, 2004
2
The Nigerian Military and the State
Peters traces the history of the Nigerian military from its colonial constabulary-type organization as part of the Royal West African Frontier Force, to the establishment of the military state.
Jimi Peters, 1997
3
Nigerian Foreign Policy Under Military Rule, 1966-1999
Abegunrin examines Nigerian foreign policy during the 33 years of military rule punctuated by the quadrennial civilian government.
Olayiwola Abegunrin, 2003
4
Ajapa the Tortoise: A Book of Nigerian Folk Tales
A collection of thirty folk tales which feature the trickster, Tortoise, and other jungle animals.
Margaret Baumann, 1929
5
The Nigerian Legal System
The Nigerian Legal System covers the whole spectrum of Nigerian law and encompasses source materials and analyzes them in a manner unprecedented by any work on the Nigerian legal system.
Charles Mwalimu, 2009
6
419 Scam: Exploits of the Nigerian Con Man
This book provides all you need to know about the scam, to save you, your family and friends from becoming victims.
Charles Tive, 2006
7
Characteristics and Challenges of High Achieving ...
This study investigated the characteristics and challenges of high-achieving second-generation Nigerian youths in the United States.
Patricia Ngozi Anekwe, 2009
8
Nigerian female writers: a critical perspective
The book includes a short biography on each writer; a list of her publications; words about her and a critical analysis of her works.
Femi Osofisan, Henrietta C. Otokunefor, Obiageli C. Nwodo, 1989
9
Nigerian Video Films
The contributors to this volume, who include film and television directors, an anthropologist, and scholars of film studies and literature, take a variety of approaches to this flourishing popular art.
Jonathan Haynes, 2000
10
Nigerian Scams Revisited
This new book presents representative and genuine examples of the initial scam approaches, which seem to be rousing victims from the millions of targets of this vast campaign that has been going on for years while gaining in sophistication ...
Gary Baines, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NIGERIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Nigerian is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bombs Kill 53 as Nigerian Leader Says U.S. Hampering Fight
President Barack Obama, right, meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington on ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
2
Union decries killing of Nigerian in South Africa
A Nigerian, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo state, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday. «Premium Times, Jul 15»
3
New deadly blasts target civilians in Nigerian Gombe
The Jihadist group has boosted their efforts after the new Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari took power in late March. Buhari, a former ... «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
4
Nigerian governors backtrack, say they never asked Buhari for bailout
Nigeria's 36 state governors have denied asking for a federal bailout to help bankrupt states clear salary backlog. The governors, who met on ... «Premium Times, Jul 15»
5
World briefs: Bombs kill 53 as Nigerian leader says US hampering …
FILE- In this Monday file photo, President Barack Obama, right, meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in the Oval Office of the ... «Your Houston News, Jul 15»
6
Nigerian President: U.S. Refusal To Provide Weapons Aides …
Nigeria's president says the United States' refusal to sell his country needed weapons is aiding and abetting Islamist extremists waging a ... «NPR, Jul 15»
7
Nigerian Women To Blame For Their Political Decline – Mrakpor
I think that is a very big error from Mr. President and it is an insult on the Nigerian women because you can even see that as soon as he arrived ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
8
Unemployment: 'Don't Wait for government jobs, First Class …
A 22-year-old Nigerian graduate, Hassan Uthman Mohammad, has urged youth in the country to use their talents instead of waiting for ... «Pulse Nigeria, Jul 15»
9
Nigerian Sports administrators can make money if they play their …
Jinadu: Another tragedy of Nigerian sports is that if the national football team is doing well, nobody bothers about what is happening to other ... «Premium Times, Jul 15»
10
National Association Of Nigerian Students Passes Dubious "Vote Of …
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday passed a vote of confidence on the Rector of the Yaba College of ... «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nigerian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nigerian>. Oct 2019 ».
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