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Fri Oct 20, 2017, 12:55 PM

Are we looking at a possible war in Niger or Chad?

Just a thought?

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Reply Are we looking at a possible war in Niger or Chad? (Original post)
imanamerican63 Oct 2017 OP
dubyadiprecession Oct 2017 #1
panader0 Oct 2017 #2
Bucky Oct 2017 #5
Wounded Bear Oct 2017 #7
Bucky Oct 2017 #11
Baconator Oct 2017 #3
imanamerican63 Oct 2017 #9
brush Oct 2017 #4
Initech Oct 2017 #6
Iliyah Oct 2017 #8
Snotcicles Oct 2017 #10
Kathy M Oct 2017 #12

Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:00 PM

1. Niger?

Is that where the N word came from?
This is the DU member formerly known as dubyadiprecession.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:03 PM

2. The Spanish word for black is negro.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:05 PM

5. No

the river was given its modern, westernized name by Europeans who renamed it after the race of the nations of people who lived near there.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:11 PM

7. Actually, it came from the archaic term for black people, Negro...

That used to be the common term for black/dark skinned people, mostly from Africa.

Southerners drawled that into Nigra, which morphed into the "N" word we don't use because of its negative connotations.

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:24 PM

11. etymology (if you're geekly inclined like me)

So the country (and the larger country of Nigeria) are both named after the river Niger (for purposes of niceties, in the last 3 decades Americans have begun to prefer the French pronunciation of "nee-jhair" over the Anglicized version of "ny-djerr" in a linguistic parallel to why we now emphasize the first syllable in the name of the 7th planet). But like noted above, the river was renamed by Euro explorer when they were scouting the land for imperial outlets in the 19th century. Before whites showed up, no one called it that. The North American racial slur pre-dates the renaming of the river by at least a century with the word "negger" showing up in printed American English some time in the late 1600s.

The original name of the river varies among the area ethnic nationalities:

from Wiki
The Niger has different names in the different languages of the region:

* Manding: Jeliba or Joliba "great river"
* Igbo: Orimiri or Orimili "great water"
* Tuareg: Egerew n-Igerewen "river of rivers"
* Songhay: Isa Ber "big river", or simply Isa "the river" in Zarma
* Hausa: Kwara
* Yoruba: Oya

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:05 PM

3. Between Niger and Chad?

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Response to Baconator (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:18 PM

9. With Trump in office, who knows?

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:05 PM

4. Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, recently signed a deal with Chad for oil/mineral rights...

so one wonders what's up, I mean with trump refusing to criticize Putin at all it doesn't seem he would challenge Russia trying to grab up mineral rights in Chad.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:05 PM

6. The military industrial complex won't be satisfied until...

We're at war with every country that's not the United States.

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Response to imanamerican63 (Original post)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:15 PM

8. From my understanding, Chad's military helped and help protect US military

and the USA pulled out of an agreement (something like that) and Chad then pulled it's military out of Niger and a week later Isil ambushed the vehicle that the 4 soldiers were in. USA sent in contractors to secure the bodies but for some reason forgot, left behind, ???, the body of La David Johnson and therefore Niger's military found his body. t-rump didn't even know his name.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 20, 2017, 01:20 PM

10. I think Rachel Maddow was onto this last night on her show.

 

It came about after Chad was inexplicably put on the travel ban.

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