What To Do In Nigeria

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Nigeria is a country in equatorial West Africa. It is the continent's most populous nation. It has a southern coastline on the Gulf of Guinea, and has Benin to the west, Cameroon to the southeast, Chad to the northeast, and Niger to the north. It is the largest oil producer and second largest economy in Africa.

One of the official languages in Nigeria is English. That sounds reassuring, but don't be fooled. Most Nigerians speak pidgin English which sometimes is very different from the English you know. Examples "I don't know" is "I no know". "I know" is "I know now". Add the Nigeran accent and this can be very confusing. Other difficulties are "don't" and "done" which sound alike in Nigeria. Remember that Nigerians prefere "no" where you would expect "don't". Like in many African countries, they don't use polite phrases. It sounds very direct and rude, but can be meant politely. "Could you please hand me the hammer" will be "bring hammer" or even "bring hammer now". Nigerians tend to say numbers twice. Ten Naira would be: "ten ten Naira". The general rule is: it sounds like English, but make sure you know what they mean. Remember that your English is as difficult to understand to them as theirs is to you.


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Vital Stats

Region Info Sub-Saharan Africa
Population 664.2 million
Highest Altitude 5,892 m
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 19,331 ft
Lowest Altitude -0 m
Lagos Island, Nigeria -1 ft
Lowest Temperature -18.6 °C
Buffelsfontein, South Africa (2005) -1.5 °F
Highest Temperature 51.7 °C
Kalahari Desert (1948) 125.1 °F

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