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What do Niger people eat?

What do Niger people eatNiger is situated in a position that favored a meeting point for many different cuisine types. The traditional African cuisine is blended with influences from Europe that have remained in Niger since the colonization period. Being a neighbor of Algeria, the northern part of Niger receives quite a few dishes from the French influenced Algerian cuisine. You shouldn’t be surprised to find a very similar meal offer in many restaurants in Niger that will instantly have you thinking of the French cuisine. The northern African influences also came via traders, travelers, invaders, migrants and immigrants and the diversity of dishes you will find in the flexible cuisine of Niger is quite overwhelming. Spices like saffron, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves were introduced by the Arabs and they are often part of the dishes served in modern Niger. The western part of Niger is influenced by the culinary habits of the Central African countries while the south receives a lot of similar dishes to the Nigerian cuisine. The south western capital city of Niamey receives the influences of several different African cuisines and is one of the spots where you can expect to find most of the national dishes together under one roof.

 

 

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Niger , officially named the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River. It borders Nigeria and Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeria and Libya to the north and Chad to the east. Niger covers a land area of almost 1,270,000 km2, over 80 percent of which is covered by the Sahara desert. The country's predominantly Islamic population of just above 15,000,000 is mostly clustered in the far south and west of the nation. The capital city is Niamey.

 

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