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@Benwing2, Cinemantique Hi. The pronunciation with the 1st syllable stressed Ни́гер (Níger) sounds offensive, like ни́ггер (nígger). That's why it's being challenged a lot. We should allow an alternative Ниге́р (Nigér) (following the French accent) with an explanation but I'm looking for good sources on this. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 09:04, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

  • None of linguistic sources accepts this variant.
    • "Ни́гер, -а [окказ. Ниге́р]; ни́герский (Зап. Африка)" (Суперанская А. В. Словарь географических названий, 2013).
    • You can use this page (Энциклопедия для детей. Страны. Народы. Цивилизации, 2006).--Cinemantique (talk) 10:05, 5 July 2017 (UTC)