See also: niger and Níger

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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 wadi Gir (in modern Algeria) and the "Lower Gir" (or "Ni-Gir") to the south.[3]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈnaɪ.dʒə(ɹ)/ or, for the country, also /niːˈʒɛə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) enPR: nīʹjər, IPA(key): /ˈnaɪ.dʒɚ/ or, for the country, also enPR: nēzhârʹ, /niːˈʒɛɚ/
    The second pronunciations of the country's name follow how it is pronounced in French, the official language of Niger.[4][5]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪdʒə(ɹ), -ɛə(ɹ)

Proper nounEdit

Niger

  1. A country in West 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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ReferencesEdit

  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” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.
  3. ^ compare: The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of useful Knowledge, vol. 16 (Murillo—Organ), 1840, NIGER, or rather NIGIR
  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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CzechEdit

Proper nounEdit

Niger m

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

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FinnishEdit

 
Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fi

Proper nounEdit

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

DeclensionEdit

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
Possessive forms of Niger (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Nigerini Nigerimme
2nd person Nigerisi Nigerinne
3rd person Nigerinsä

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FrenchEdit

 
French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

PronunciationEdit

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Niger m

  1. Niger (country)

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GermanEdit

 
German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Niger m or n (genitive Nigers)

  1. Niger (country)

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Niger m (genitive Nigers)

  1. Niger (river)

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ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Proper nounEdit

Niger m

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

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From niger (black, dark).

PronunciationEdit

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Niger m (genitive Nigrī); second declension

  1. A Roman agnomen, or "nickname"

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Niger Nigrī
Genitive Nigrī Nigrōrum
Dative Nigrō Nigrīs
Accusative Nigrum Nigrōs
Ablative Nigrō Nigrīs
Vocative Niger Nigrī

Proper nounEdit

 
Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
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Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
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Niger m sg (genitive Nigris); third declension

  1. the river Niger in Africa
    • 1534, Joachim Vadianus, Epitome trium terrae partium Asiae, Africae et Europae compendiariam...:
      Efficit autem hoc suo flexu, ut etiam ultra Athlantem Africa ad usque Nigrim fluuium excurrat, Plinio & Ptolemaeo.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Niger
Genitive Nigris
Dative Nigrī
Accusative Nigrim
Ablative Nigre
Vocative Niger

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper nounEdit

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper nounEdit

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Niger m

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

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

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Nȉger m (Cyrillic spelling Ни̏гер)

  1. Niger (country, river)

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SwahiliEdit

 
Swahili Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sw

Proper nounEdit

Niger

  1. Niger (country)

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SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Niger n (genitive Nigers)

  1. Niger (country)

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