How did they come about the name Niger Delta ? What does it mean ?

So i decided to ask my Geography teacher todsy, how the name “Niger Delta” cake ro be and why it can be name niger sepetateoy and Delta sepetately, then he gave me some insight and interesting information which I will like to share with you guys today.

Here was his response;

Lol. OK let me share this with you here may be it could help.

You see, Delta is a typical landform feature that is produced at the dying or old stage of a river.

It often have a shape of a fan as the ability of river to carry “loads” or materials has drastically been reduced due to decline in river velocity.
Hence the main river begin to deposit any materials it’s been carrying gradually.

This do occur when a river is ’emptying’ into larger water bodies like sea ๐ŸŒŠ or ocean.

If the current (wave ๐ŸŒŠ) of the sea is comfortable enough for the loads i.e debris, sand, silt etc being deposited, then a delta landscape begin to develop.

Delta often bears the name of the main river that birth/produce it.

The popular River Niger which takes it source in a Guinean ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ highland in West Africa actually ends in the southern part of Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ where it empty into the Atlantic Ocean.
The condition of the wave ‘current’ in the in the area favours the development of a delta, hence the Niger Delta.

A very good afternoon to you and I hope you are doing good in Christ Jesus.

Leave a Comment