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NIGER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Niger mean? 

NIGER (noun)
  The noun NIGER has 2 senses:

1. an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
2. a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert

  Familiarity information: NIGER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIGER (noun)


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Meaning:

An African river; flows into the South Atlantic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Niger; Niger River

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Niger" is a part of...):

Benin; Dahomey; Republic of Benin (a country on western coast of Africa; formerly under French control)

French Guinea; Guinea; Republic of Guinea (a republic in western Africa on the Atlantic; formerly a French colony; achieved independence from France in 1958)

French Sudan; Mali; Republic of Mali (a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years)

Niger; Republic of Niger (a landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert)

Federal Republic of Nigeria; Nigeria (a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country)


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Meaning:

A landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in 1960; most of the country is dominated by the Sahara Desert

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Republic of Niger; Niger

Instance hypernyms:

African country; African nation (countries occupying the African continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Niger"):

capital of Niger; Niamey (the capital and largest city of Niger)

Niger; Niger River (an African river; flows into the South Atlantic)

Meronyms (members of "Niger"):

Nigerien (a native or inhabitant of Niger)

Holonyms ("Niger" is a part of...):

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)


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