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Niger(Encyclopedia)Niger n´jr, nzhâr´ [key], officially Republic of Niger, republic (2015 est. pop. 18,045,729), 489,189 sq mi (1,267,000 sq km), W Africa. It borders on Burkina Faso and Mali in the west, on Al...
Niger(Encyclopedia)Niger n´jr [key], great river of W Africa, c.2,600 mi (4,180 km) long, rising on the Fouta Djallon plateau, SW Guinea, and flowing NE through Guinea and into Mali. In central Mali the Niger forms...
Africa(Encyclopedia)Africa f´rk [key], second largest continent (2015 est. pop. 1,194,370,000), c.11,677,240 sq mi (30,244,050 sq km) including adjacent islands. Broad to the north (c.4,600 mi/7,400 km wide), Afri...
Niger(Encyclopedia)Niger n´jr [key], in the Bible: see Simeon 3.
French West Africa(Encyclopedia)French West Africa, former federation of eight French overseas territories. The constituent territories were Dahomey (now Benin), French Guinea (now Guinea), French Sudan (now Mali), Côte d'Ivoire, M...
Niger-Kordofanian(Encyclopedia)Niger-Kordofanian: see African languages.
South Africa(Encyclopedia)South Africa, Afrikaans Suid-Afrika, officially Republic of South Africa, republic (2015 est. pop. 55,291,000), 471,359 sq mi (1,220,813 sq km), S Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in the west,...
Cockpit Country(Encyclopedia)Cockpit Country, hilly region on the plateau of Jamaica, c.200 sq mi (520 sq km), W central Jamaica. Composed of limestone rock, the region has many sink holes, caverns, and subterranean streams. ...
Black Country(Encyclopedia)Black Country, highly industrialized region, historically mostly in Staffordshire but partly in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, W central England. It includes Dudley, Rowley Regis (see Warley), Tipto...
Basque Country(Encyclopedia)Basque Country bsk, bäsk [key], Basque Euzkadi, Span. País Vasco, autonomous community (2011 pop. 2,185,393), 2,793 sq mi (7,233 sq km), N Spain, S of the Bay of Biscay and bordering on France in ...
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