Definition of Nigerian in English:



  • Relating to Nigeria or its people.

    ‘traditional Nigerian clothing’
    • ‘My father is Nigerian and my mother's from Sierra Leone.’
    • ‘His cement-and-metal screens draw on the forms of African ritual sculpture to create scenes of contemporary Nigerian life.’
    • ‘In spite of the challenges, he is confident in the future of Nigerian film.’
    • ‘This mid-price album is a must-buy for newcomers to Nigerian music.’
    • ‘Ballyroan-African drummers gave a great demonstration which was complimented by Nigerian traditional drumming and dancing.’
    • ‘I'm someone of Nigerian heritage so it's an issue that's quite close to me.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Nigeria, or a person of Nigerian descent.

    ‘all Nigerians over the age of eighteen are eligible to vote’
    • ‘Most urban Nigerians seem to combine traditional cuisine with a little of Western-style foods and conveniences.’
    • ‘I'm doing my best to select a solid squad that Nigerians will be proud of.’
    • ‘Historically, Nigerians have been very interested in higher education.’
    • ‘I care about Nigeria because I'm a Nigerian.’
    • ‘The military officers include Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, a Nigerian and a Brit.’