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National dish of Niger

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  • Independence: 3. 8. 1960
  • Capital: Niamey
  • Official language: Hausa
  • Population: 17 129 076
  • Area: 1 267 000 km2
  • International code: NE
  • Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
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Niger 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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