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Last Updated: Thursday January 23 2003 10:05 GMT

Country profile: Niger

  • Population: 12.9 million
  • Capital city: Niamey
  • Languages spoken: French (official), Arabic, Hausa, Songhai
  • Major religions: Islam, indigenous beliefs, Christianity
  • Fascinating Fact: The men of the Wodaabé tribe are so tall and amazing looking that they enter beauty contests! A panel of female judges pick a winner after hours of dancing and face-pulling.



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