Nigerien

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See also: nigérien and Nigérien

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From French nigérien, from Niger + -ien.

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Nigerien (plural Nigeriens)

  1. A person from Niger or of Nigerien descent.

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The term Nigerois occasionally appears (in Merriam-Webster, older editions of the CIA World Factbook, and the New York Times style guide), but Nigerien is categorically preferred.[3][4]

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Nigerien (not comparable)

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Niger or the Nigerien people.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  2. ^ Oxford Dictionaries
  3. ^ How Do You Pronounce "Niger"? by Avi Zenilman, July 16, 2003, Slate.com
  4. ^ So What Is This Place? by Nicholas D. Kristof, October 11, 2005, New York Times