Naija

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Naija

  1. Of or from Nigeria.

Noun[edit]

Naija (plural Naijas)

  1. A person from Nigeria.

Proper noun[edit]

Naija

  1. (slang) Nigeria
    • 1957, Gavin Maxwell, People of the Reeds, page 102:
      We stopped at the mudhif of an important Sayid, and even a spectacled white-turbaned priest from Naija treated us with courtesy, and did not, as did most of those whom we met later, leave the building as soon as we had entered it.
    • 2000, Ken Saro-Wiwa: Writer and Political Activist, page 139:
      There were obituaries, poems, hastily scratched out but very heartfelt dirges, and a unity that I have never before seen in Naija: a unity that, although it technically lasted about a week, still has lingering effects to the present day.
    • 2005, Shrubs and Trees: A Collection of Short Stories, page 31:
      But, it is correct to say most of our leaders in Naija are not leaders but looters.
    • 2011, Peter Ladi Thompson, The New Eden, page 10:
      He remembered that the process of clearing immigration and locating your luggage in Murtala Muhammad Airport was no small feat for a first time visitor to Naija.

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Naija

  1. Nigeria