The history site, Mr Dowling says:
About 450BCE, a Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile” because the Egyptian civilization depended on the resources of the great river.
Meanwhile, history site Mr Donn says:
Each spring, snow on the mountains would melt. The Nile River would flood. This was a very good thing. When the flood waters receded, they left behind fertile soil. Crops could easily be grown in this black, rich soil. The ancient Egyptians called this soil the "The Gift of the Nile".
I always thought that the Egyptians call the soil as the "Gift Of The Nile", not the country.
Did Herodotus call all of Egypt the gift of the Nile?