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When do you use kein or nicht?

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Why is nicht used in the first sentence and keine in the second? Can someone please explain the rules?
Nein, mein Professor ist nicht in Deutschland.
Nein, meine Freundin ist keine Österreicherin.
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For learning: German
Base language: English
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    Nicht is used as the English 'Not'

    Nein, mein Professor ist nicht in Deutschland. = No, my Professor is not in Germany.

    Keine is like the English words 'Not' and 'a/an' fused together.
    Nein, meine Freundin ist keine Österreicherin. = No, my Girlfriend is not an Austrian.
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