Etiquette in Niger

Niger is located in northwest Africa and has a population of 17 million people.

The nation is a unitary semi-presidential republic.

The official language of Niger is French. National languages include Hausa, Fulfulde, Gourmanchema, Kanuri, Zarma, and Tamasheq.

Most Nigeriens follow Islam.

The currency of Niger is the West African CFA franc.

When given small gifts, accept them. Refusing gifts, when offered, is quite rude.

Accept gifts with the right hand, never the left.

Only eat with the right hand, never the left. The left is reserved for bathroom hygiene.

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