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The name “Nigeria” comes from
a combination of the word for “people” in 5 major tribal languages.
the Niger River which runs through, making it the “Land of the Niger River.”
the name of its earliest tribal king to unite the Hausa.
the British, who arbitrarily applied the name to the northern, southern, and eastern colonies they united.
the religious tradition of the Yoruba which believed in dark spirits who must be appeased to avoid calamity.