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Sanskrit connection to Nigiria
TOPIC id: 135051
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58618 dkutprnt 2012-08-16 10:04:22


Scholars say that no convincing origin to the
name Nigeria or its neighboring country, Niger
has been found among the 30 native languages in the area. But it is known that
they are named after the rivers in the area.

Of the 36 states in Nigeria, 15 have waterfalls. Nigeria gets its name from
Sanskrit "Nira-Jhari". In
Sanskrit Nira-Jhar means Water- Fall. Nira ( नीर ) is
water, Jhar ( झर ) is a waterfall. Jhari (झरी) is a

The River Niger, which is the 3rd longest in Africa,
flows through both Nigeria
and Niger.

However, though Nigeria is full of
waterbodies and
waterfalls, a vast majority of the Niger land is
essentially dry and arid.

Lets look at its name. Niger is the distorted form of the Sanskrit Ni-jhar.
'Na' or 'ni' ( न) is 'not or 'no'. 'Jhar' (झर) is waterfall or flowing water. Niger, is a distortion of the Sanskrit
'Ni-Jhar' meaning 'No-water'. That describes the
arid topography of Niger.

Here you can find many more names of places of connected to sanskrit.

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52866 Krouze 2012-08-16 11:47:45

oh wow nigeria awesome s-up
71293 Ken04 2012-08-16 11:48:38

U're absolutly correct...the name nigeria was given 2 my country by miss flora shown...the wife of the then governor general sir lord lugard....after the river Niger
58618 dkutprnt 2012-08-16 13:38:00

@Ken04: U're absolutly correct...the name nigeria was given 2 my country by miss flora shown...the wife of the then governor general sir lord lugard....after ...

The topic explains meaning of term Niger. The name might have been from sanskrit in ancient times.
94033 awesome_amit90 2012-08-17 08:06:33

many language also related to devbhasha sanskrit.bhratra-brother matru-mother trikonmiti-trigonametry etc. For more Watch namastey london
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