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[zin-der] /ˈzɪn dər/
a city in S Niger. Unabridged
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city, south-central Niger. The country's second largest city, it was the capital of a Muslim dynasty established in the 18th century, which freed itself from the sovereignty of Bornu in the mid-19th century. The city was occupied by French troops in 1899, and it served as the capital of the former French colony of Niger (in French West Africa) from 1922 to 1926.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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