The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country in West Africa and the most populous country on the African continent. Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of ► Benin in the west, ► Chad and ► Cameroon in the east, ► Niger in the north, and borders the Gulf of Guinea with the islands of ► São Tomé and Príncipe and ► Equatorial Guinea in the south. Since 1991, its capital has been the centrally-located city of Abuja.
Naigeria bu obodo di na west Afirika, o bukwa obodo nwere otutu mmadu karia obodo ndi ozo nile na mba Afirika. Naigeria na-obodo ► Benin republic gbara agbataobi na west Afirika, ya na ► Chad na ► Cameroon gbara agbataobi n'east Afirika, ya na ► Niger gbara agbataobi na north, werekwa rue na Gulf nke Guinea, nakwa islands nke São Tomé na Príncipe na ► Equatorial Guinea di na south. Kamgbe 1991, Isi obodo ya di n'Abuja.
Naijiriya je ikan ninu awon orile ede ni ile Afirika. Naijiriya ni orile ede kan soso ti awon eniyan po si ju ni ile Afrika. Naijiriya pada si ijoba oselu ni odun 1999 leyin odun meedogun labe ijoba ti awon ologun(soja). Awon ile Ibini, Sadi, Nije ati Kamerunu ni awon ile ti o sunmo ju si Naijiriya.
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Independent country since 1960
English (official), Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba.
Christianity (Protestantism, African Christianity, Roman Catholicism), Islam, traditional religions
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Nigeria, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Nigeria.
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