NigeriA Nigeria = Niger(Niger River runs through the country) + Area Capital City - Abuja Population - 149,229,090 (3 x Korea) #1st in Africa, #8th in the World Birth Rate - 39.9/1000 Infant Mortality Rate - 93.9/1000 Approximate Size - 923,768 sq km About twice the size of California Language - English(official), Hausa, Igbo(ibo), and Fulani Religion - Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, Others 10% Education - Happiness Survey Type of Government - Federal Republic Life Expectancy Male - about 46 years Female - about 47~48 years
Nigeria is one third larger than Texas The most popular country of Africa is located on the Gulf of Guinea, the West Africa. Neighbors - Benin, Niger, Cameroon, Cad, and Niger River flows south through the western part of the country in to the Gulf of Guinea. Swamps and mangrove forest border the southern coast, and the inland are hardwood forests. Consists of ancient crystalline rocks of the African Shield There are granite mountains, these environment form the landscape of Nigeria and of West Africa as whole. Nigerian land has been shaped by volcanic episodes, there are two main areas of volcanic rock. ㅇ GEOGRAPHY
More Facts 3 Main Ethnic Groups Igbo Housa Yoruba Economy Petroleum based economy Largest Export is Oil(palm oil)
Location = Southeastern Nigeria Population - about 8 million Type of Art - Stone carving/use mask Neighboring People - Ibibio, Ijo, Ekoi, Igala, Idoma, Nupe Language - Igbo(ibo) Religion - Before the European, and Christian Mission, they had some kind of ancestor worship. Political System - No centralized chieftaincy, hereditary aristocracy, or kingship. Economy - Many Igbo are farmers Staple crop is yam (people help each other) They also harvest the fruit of the palm tree, which is processed into oil. IGBO
Igbo Culture This picture portrays the Igbo culture
Quotes “ Among the Igbo the art of conversation is regarded very highly and proverbs re the palm-oil with which words are eaten.” (chp. 1) This quote represents the intelligence of the Igbo tribe. The tribe has poor technological progress; however, they are smart, and people could notice by talking to them. Art of conversation shows that Igbo has some kind of luxurious way of conversation. “And at last the locusts did descend. They settled on every tree and on every blade of grass; they settled on the roofs and covered the bare ground. Mighty tree branches broke away under them, and the whole country became the brown-earth color of the vast, hungry swarm.” (chp. 7) This is like a allegory for the arrival of the colonizers. The locusts represents the colonizers, and it shows how the Nigerian society was when the colonizers arrived.
Questions Why do you think Nigeria has the most population from the Africa? Huge land Why is Nigeria so successful? Petroleum Economy Why is Nigeria named Nigeria? Nigeria = Niger + Area