16th June 2020

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Is Nigeria the same as Niger?

Nigeria is a country in Africa. And Niger (pronounced neejair) is a country. Both countries share a border in Nigeria's North and Niger's South. A person from Nigeria is called Nigerian and a person from Niger is called Nigerien (male) or Nigerienne (female).

So, what is difference between Niger and Nigeria?

Nigeria is a coastal country whereas Niger is a landlocked country. Moreover, Nigeria is an Anglophone (official language is English) country whereas Niger is a francophone (official language is French) country. This is the key difference between Niger and Nigeria.

Likewise, why is Niger called Niger?

The country takes its name from the Niger River, which flows through the southwestern part of its territory. The name Niger derives in turn from the phrase gher n-gheren, meaning “river among rivers,” in the Tamashek language.

What is Niger famous for?

3: Niger is on the border between Sahara and Sub-Sahara region. 4: Niger is considered one of the hottest nations. It is known as the “Frying Pan of the World.” 5: The capital of Niger is Niamey.

What is Niger in the Bible?

In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. The nickname Niger means "black", and refers to a dark complexion or African descent.
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