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Nigerian Republic

République nigérienne
Location of Niger
Official languagesFrench
Recognized regional languagesIgbo • Ison • Noupe • Hausa • Berom
Common languagesNigerian Creole

Niger or the Niger (French pronunciation: /ni.ʒɛʁ/), officially the Nigerian Republic[1], is a country in western Africa bordering on the Bight of Benin. Niger is bordered by Equatoria to the east, Bornu and Agadez to the north, and Songhay, Iorubaland, and Borgu to the west. It is one of the most populous countries in Africa; multiple of the continent's largest urban centers, such as Colcocat, Cano, and Calabar, exist within the nation.

The country was under French colonial rule from 1876–1939 and was subject to an Anglo-Portuguese condominium for the next two decades, eventually gaining independence as a sovereign republic in 1959. In 1961, Niger became a full member state of the Organization of Democratic Nations.


Government and Politics


  1. ^ (French: République nigérienne; Igbo: Ọtchịtchị Nijer; Hausa: جمهورية النيجر Jamhuriyar Nijer; Portuguese: República Nigeriana)

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