Examples from the Web for niger
In parts of Africa, such as Niger and Chad, more than 90 percent of the population lacks electricity access.Luci: A Revolutionary Solar-Powered Lantern That Shines a Light on Poverty|Janine di Giovanni|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
France has five hostages held by al Qaeda in Niger and two held in Afghanistan probably by the Taliban.Bin Laden Message to France: Full Court Press on Afghanistan|Bruce Riedel|January 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The former VP is fingered in a massive cash-for-contract scandal in the African country's oil-rich Niger Delta.
The Lasius niger, a skilful architect, constructs vaulted passages from his dwelling into the country.The Industries of Animals|Frdric Houssay
It is situated just above the rapids which mark the limit of navigability of the Niger by steamer from the sea.
Captain Cook many years afterwards commanded in the disastrous "Niger Expedition."The Loss of the Kent, East Indiaman, in the Bay of Biscay|Duncan McGregor
Water communication with the Benue and Niger has been opened through the Gongola river.
Eight hundred fathoms broad at this point, the Niger flowed between banks richly grown with cruciferous plants and tamarind-trees.Five Weeks in a Balloon|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for niger
Word Origin and History for niger
African nation, named for the river Niger, mentioned by that name 1520s (Leo Africanus), probably an alteration (by influence of Latin niger "black") of a local Tuareg name, egereou n-igereouen, from egereou "big river, sea" + n-igereouen, plural of that word. Translated in Arabic as nahr al-anhur "river of rivers."
Culture definitions for niger
Republic in western Africa, bordered by Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria to the northwest, Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, and Nigeria and Benin to the south. Niamey is the capital and largest city.