Niger

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See also: niger and Níger

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Commonly linked by folk etymology to Latin niger ‎(black), which likely influenced the modern spelling. Some sources give the term to Tuareg roots, deriving it from a claimed gher n-gheren or egereou n-igereouen ("river of rivers").[1][2] Older sources derive Niger via a series of mistranslations and geographic misplacements by Greek, Roman and Arab geographers, from Ptolemy's descriptions of the valley Gir (a wadi in modern Algeria), and the "Lower Gir" (or "Ni-Gir") to the south.[3]

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Niger

  1. A country in Western Africa situated to the north of Nigeria. Official name: Republic of Niger.
  2. A river in Africa that flows into the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ C. K. Meek, The Niger and the Classics: The History of a Name. The Journal of African History. Vol. 1, No. 1 (1960), pp. 1-17
  2. ^ "Niger", Online Etymology Dictionary
  3. ^ G. Long, "Niger", The penny cyclopædia
  4. ^ How Do You Pronounce "Niger"? by Avi Zenilman, July 16, 2003, Slate.com
  5. ^ So What Is This Place? by Nicholas D. Kristof, October 11, 2005, New York Times

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger m

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

Finnish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Niger (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Niger
genitive Nigerin
partitive Nigeriä
illative Nigeriin
singular plural
nominative Niger
accusative nom. Niger
gen. Nigerin
genitive Nigerin
partitive Nigeriä
inessive Nigerissä
elative Nigeristä
illative Nigeriin
adessive Nigerillä
ablative Nigeriltä
allative Nigerille
essive Nigerinä
translative Nigeriksi
instructive
abessive Nigerittä
comitative

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French[edit]

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Niger m

  1. Niger (country)

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German[edit]

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Niger m, n ‎(genitive Nigers)

  1. Niger (country)

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Niger m ‎(genitive Nigers)

  1. Niger (river)

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Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Niger m

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From niger ‎(black, dark).

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Niger m ‎(genitive Nigrī); second declension

  1. A Roman agnomen, or "nickname"

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative Niger Nigrī
genitive Nigrī Nigrōrum
dative Nigrō Nigrīs
accusative Nigrum Nigrōs
ablative Nigrō Nigrīs
vocative Niger1 Nigrī

1May also be Nigre.

Proper noun[edit]

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Niger m ‎(genitive Nigris); third declension

  1. the river Niger in Africa
  2. the country Niger

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative Niger
genitive Nigris
dative Nigrī
accusative Nigrim
ablative Nigre
vocative Niger

External links[edit]

  • Niger” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Niger” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

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Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Niger m

  1. Niger (country)
  2. Niger (river)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nîɡer/
  • Hyphenation: Ni‧ger

Proper noun[edit]

Nȉger m ‎(Cyrillic spelling Ни̏гер)

  1. Niger (country, river)

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Niger

  1. Niger (country)