Is Niger named for the Niger river?

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Yes, Niger or Nigér depending on your pronounciation is named after the River Niger
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Where is the Niger River?

It begins in southeastern Guinea and runs through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and through Nigeria emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at the Niger Delta.

Where is Niger?

Niger is a western, landlocked, African country. It borders Nigeriaand Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeriaand Libya to the north and Chad to the eas

Where the Niger River?

Africa. It begins in southeastern Guinea and runs through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and through Nigeria emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at the Niger Delta.

What is Niger River?

it is a river in Nigeria ( west Africa) it runs through 5 countries, Guinea , Mali , Niger , Benin and Nigeria it is the third longest river in Africa. its source is in guinea

Where did Niger get its name?

The country was named after the Niger River. The name is believed to be a shortened version of 'gher n gheren' which means River of Rivers.