See also: Naịja

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

Naija

  1. Of or from Nigeria.

NounEdit

Naija (plural Naijas)

  1. A person from Nigeria.

Proper nounEdit

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.

Etymology 2Edit

Coined from Nigerian Pidgin Naijá

Proper nounEdit

Naija

  1. An English-based creole of Nigeria, combining vocabulary and grammar from the English language as well as various indigenous Nigerian languages & remnants of Portuguese.
    Synonym: Nigerian Pidgin
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Nigerian PidginEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Proper nounEdit

Naijá or Naija

  1. Naija (language), Nigerian Pidgin

Proper nounEdit

Naijá or Naija

  1. Nigeria (a country in West Africa)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English Niger.

Proper nounEdit

Naija

  1. Niger (a country in West Africa)

YorubaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Náíjà

Borrowed from English Niger.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Náíjà

  1. Niger (a country in West Africa)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Nàìjá

  1. (slang) Nigeria (a country in West Africa)

NounEdit

Nàìjá

  1. A Nigerian