Nigeria

noun
a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
Members of this Region: ↑al Sunna Wal Jamma, ↑Followers of the Phrophet
Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation
Part Holonyms: ↑Africa
Member Meronyms: ↑Nigerian
Part Meronyms:

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Nigeria [Nigeria]
a large country on the west coast of Africa. It was a British ↑colony from 1914 and has been a member of the Commonwealth since becoming independent in 1960, although between 1995 and 1999 its ↑membership was stopped temporarily after a dispute over the ↑execution of nine men. The capital city of Nigeria is Abuja, in the middle of the country, although its biggest city is Lagos, on the coast. The official language is English.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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