Pronunciation: (nī-jēr'ē-u), [key]
a republic in W Africa: member of the Commonwealth of Nations; formerly a British colony and protectorate. 88,500,000; 356,669 sq. mi. (923,773 sq. km).Cap.:Abuja. Official name, Fed'eral Repub'lic of Nige'ria.
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