Definition of Niger in US English:

Niger

proper noun

  • 1A river in northwestern Africa that rises on the northeastern border of Sierra Leone and flows northeast and then southeast in a great arc for 2,550 miles (4,100 km) to Mali and through western Niger and Nigeria before turning south into the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 2A landlocked country in West Africa, on the southern edge of the Sahara; population 19,900,000 (estimated 2015): languages, French (official), Hausa, and other West African languages: capital, Niamey. Part of French West Africa from 1922, Niger became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958 and fully independent in 1960.

Part of French West Africa from 1922, it became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958 and fully independent in 1960. Niger's first free elections were held in 1993

Pronunciation

Niger

/ˈnījər//ˈnaɪdʒər/