Culture of Niger

A traditionally Muslim society, the Nigerians were nomadic tribes that moved in the area along the Sahara trade routes. The tribes consist of fierce Tuaregs, shepherds and artisans and craftsmen. The craftsmen of the Niger make beautiful leather goods like saddles, camel bags, silver jewellery, talismans and metal tools and utensils. Particularly popular is the silver filigree cross Croix d'Agadez, a powerful protection against the 'evil eye'.

Climate of Niger

Niger's subtropical climate is mainly very hot and very dry, with much desert area. In the extreme south there is a tropical climate on the edges of the Niger River basin. The terrain is predominantly desert plains and sand dunes, with flat to rolling savanna in the south and hills in the north.

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