- Founded By: Unknown
- Known For: 419
- First Found: 1914
Nigeria (locally nicknamed "Naija") is the most populous country in Africa. It has three main ethnic groups (Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa-Fulani) and was a colony of the United Kingdom. It is the home of some famous authors, like Chinua Achebe, and it has a vibrant oil industry. It's also known for having a large wealth gap and corruption, despite the (or because of?) all the black gold. English is the official language, but most people colloquially speak Nigerian pidgin, and people have different mother tongues according to their ethnic groups (Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, etc).
Many Nigerians use internet cafes to access the web. Some Israeli satellite companies provide internet service, which is why if you trace IP addresses of Nigerian people, sometimes you get Israeli IPs. A lot of Nigerians are now beginning to access the internet from cell phones.
Many different kingdoms and empires such as the Oyo Empire and Benin Kingdom ruled in Nigeria. Nigeria was named after the Niger River. North Nigeria and South Nigeria were colonized by Great Britain in 1901. The north and south unified in 1914, and it became independent from the United Kingdom on October 1, 1960.
Still unified, scams still come out of the country, oil still flowing
- You may see, in online communications from Nigerians, "OOOOO" at the end of their sentences. That's the West African internet way of putting emphasis on sentences, like "!!!!!!!!" in North America, Europe, and Oceania
419 is a common feature of Nigeria
A Nigerian internet cafe