List Of Ethnic Groups In Nigeria & Details

List Of Ethnic Groups In Nigeria & Details — The Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba make up the majority of the ethnic groups in Nigeria. Many tribes, totalling 371 in number, are included within these ethnic groups.

Nigeria is a multi-tribal country, yet this can be confusing, especially when different tribes start to display their distinctive cultures, dialects, etc. To better understand the amazing country of Nigeria, we have prepared a complete List Of Ethnic Groups In Nigeria & Details.

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List Of Ethnic Groups In Nigeria & Details

  1. Afo -Plateau
  2. Agbo -Cross River
  3. Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk) -Cross River
  4. Akweya-Yachi -Benue
  5. Alago (Arago) -Piateau
  6. Amo -Plateau
  7. Ron -Plateau
  8. Rubu -Niger
  9. Rukuba -Plateau
  10. Rumada -Kaduna
  11. Rumaya -Kaduna
  12. Anaguta -Plateau
  13. Anang -Akwa lbom
  14. Andoni -Akwa lbom, Rivers
  15. Angas -Bauchi, Jigawa, Plateau
  16. Ankwei -Plateau
  17. Anyima -Cross River
  18. Attakar (ataka) -Kaduna
  19. Auyoka (Auyokawa) -Jigawa
  20. Awori -Lagos, Ogun
  21. Ayu -Kaduna
  22. Babur -Adamawa, Bomo, Taraba, Yobe
  23. Bachama -Adamawa
  24. Bachere -Cross River
  25. Bada -Plateau
  26. Bade -Yobe
  27. Bahumono -Cross River
  28. Bakulung -Taraba
  29. Bali -Taraba
  30. Bambora (Bambarawa) -Bauchi
  31. Bambuko -Taraba
  32. Banda (Bandawa) -Taraba
  33. Banka (Bankalawa) -Bauchi
  34. Banso (Panso) -Adamawa
  35. Bara (Barawa) -Bauchi
  36. Barke -Bauchi
  37. Baruba (Barba) -Niger
  38. Bashiri (Bashirawa) -Plateau
  39. Bassa -Kaduna, Kogi, Niger, Plateau
  40. Batta -Adamawa
  41. Baushi -Niger
  42. Baya -Adamawa
  43. Bekwarra -Cross River
  44. Bele (Buli, Belewa) -Bauchi
  45. Betso (Bete) -Taraba
  46. Bette -Cross River
  47. Bilei -Adamawa
  48. Bille -Adamawa
  49. Bina (Binawa) -Kaduna
  50. Bini -Edo
  51. Birom -Plateau
  52. Bobua -Taraba
  53. Boki (Nki) -Cross River
  54. Bkkos -Plateau
  55. Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa) -Niger
  56. Bole (Bolewa) -Bauchi, Yobe
  57. Botlere -Adamawa
  58. Boma (Bomawa, Burmano) -Bauchi
  59. Bomboro -Bauchi
  60. Buduma -Borno, Niger
  61. Buji -Plateau
  62. Buli -Bauchi
  63. Bunu -Kogi
  64. Bura -Adamawa
  65. Burak -Bauchi
  66. Burma (Burmawa) -Plateau
  67. Buru -Yobe
  68. Buta (Butawa) -Bauchi
  69. Bwall -Plateau
  70. Bwatiye -Adamawa
  71. Bwazza -Adamawa
  72. Challa -Plateau
  73. Chama (Chamawa Fitilai) -Bauchi
  74. Chamba -Taraba
  75. Chamo -Bauchi
  76. Chibok (Chibbak) -Yobe
  77. Chinine -Borno
  78. Chip -Plateau
  79. Chokobo -Plateau
  80. Chukkol -Taraba
  81. Daba -Adamawa
  82. Dadiya -Bauchi
  83. Daka -Adamawa
  84. Dakarkari -Niger, Kebbi
  85. Danda (Dandawa) -Kebbi
  86. Dangsa -Taraba
  87. Daza (Dere, Derewa) -Bauchi
  88. Degema -Rivers
  89. Deno (Denawa) -Bauchi
  90. Dghwede -Bomo
  91. Diba -Taraba
  92. Doemak (Dumuk) -Plateau
  93. Ouguri -Bauchi
  94. Duka (Dukawa) -Kebbi
  95. Duma (Dumawa) -Bauchi
  96. Ebana (Ebani) -Rivers
  97. Ebirra (lgbirra) -Edo, Kogi, Ondo
  98. Ebu -Edo, Kogi
  99. Efik -Cross River
  100. Egbema -Rivers
  101. Egede (lgedde) -Ben
  102. Eggon -Plateau
  103. Egun (Gu) -Lagos,Ogun
  104. Ejagham -Cross River
  105. Ekajuk -Cross River
  106. Eket -Akwa Ibom
  107. Ekoi -Cross River
  108. Engenni (Ngene) -Rivers
  109. Epie -Rivers
  110. Esan (Ishan) -Edo
  111. Etche -Rivers
  112. Etolu (Etilo) -Benue
  113. Etsako -Edo
  114. Etung -Cross River
  115. Etuno -Edo
  116. Palli -Adamawa
  117. Pulani (Pulbe) -Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa , Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi , Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, etc.
  118. Fyam (Fyem) -Plateau
  119. Fyer(Fer) -Plateau
  120. Ga’anda -Adamawa
  121. Gade -Niger
  122. Galambi -Bauchi
  123. Gamergu-Mulgwa -Borno
  124. Qanawuri -Plateau
  125. Gavako -Borno
  126. Gbedde -Kogi
  127. Gengle -Taraba
  128. Geji -Bauchi
  129. Gera (Gere, Gerawa) -Bauchi
  130. Geruma (Gerumawa) -Plateau
  131. Geruma (Gerumawa) -Bauchi
  132. Gingwak -Bauchi
  133. Gira -Adamawa
  134. Gizigz -Adamawa
  135. Goernai -Plateau
  136. Gokana (Kana) -Rivers
  137. Gombi -Adamawa
  138. Gornun (Gmun) -Taraba
  139. Gonia -Taraba
  140. Gubi (Gubawa) -Bauchi
  141. Gude -Adamawa
  142. Gudu -Adamawa
  143. Gure -Kaduna
  144. Gurmana -Niger
  145. Gururntum -Bauchi
  146. Gusu -Plateau
  147. Gwa (Gurawa) -Adamawa
  148. Gwamba Adamawa
  149. Gwandara -Kaduna, Niger, Plateau
  150. Gwari (Gbari) -Kaduna, Niger, Abuja, Plateau
  151. Gwom -Taraba
  152. Gwoza (Waha) -Borno
  153. Gyem -Bauchi
  154. Hausa: -Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna,Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Niger,Taraba, Sokoto, Zamfara etc
  155. Higi (Hig) -Borno, Adamawa
  156. Holma -Adamawa
  157. Hona -Adamawa
  158. Ibeno -Akwa lbom
  159. Ibibio -Akwa lbom
  160. Ichen -Adamawa
  161. Idoma -Benue, Taraba
  162. Igalla -Kogi
  163. lgbo: -Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi,Enugu, Imo, Rivers
  164. ljumu -Kogi
  165. Ikorn -Cross River
  166. Irigwe -Plateau
  167. Isoko -Delta
  168. lsekiri (Itsekiri) -Delta
  169. lyala (lyalla) -Cross River
  170. lzondjo -Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo, Rivers
  171. Jaba -Kaduna
  172. Jahuna (Jahunawa) -Taraba
  173. Jaku -Bauchi
  174. Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse) -Bauchi
  175. Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa) -Bauchi, Plateau
  176. Jero -Taraba
  177. Jibu -Adamawa
  178. Jidda-Abu -Plateau
  179. Jimbin (Jimbinawa) -Bauchi
  180. Jirai -Adamawa
  181. Jonjo (Jenjo) -Taraba
  182. Jukun -Bauchi, Benue,Taraba, Plateau
  183. Kaba(Kabawa) -Taraba
  184. Kadara -Taraba
  185. Kafanchan -Kaduna
  186. Kagoro -Kaduna
  187. Kaje (Kache) -Kaduna
  188. Kajuru (Kajurawa) -Kaduna
  189. Kaka -Adamawa
  190. Kamaku (Karnukawa) -Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger
  191. Kambari -Kebbi, Niger
  192. Kambu -Adamawa
  193. Kamo -Bauchi
  194. Kanakuru (Dera) -Adamawa, Borno
  195. Kanembu -Borno
  196. Kanikon -Kaduna
  197. Kantana -Plateau
  198. Kanuri -Kaduna, Adamawa, Borno, Kano,Niger, Jigawa, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe
  199. Karekare (Karaikarai) -Bauchi, Yobe
  200. Karimjo -Taraba
  201. Kariya -Bauchi
  202. Katab (Kataf) -Kaduna
  203. Kenern (Koenoem) -Plateau
  204. Kenton -Taraba
  205. Kiballo (Kiwollo) -Kaduna
  206. Kilba -Adamawa
  207. Kirfi (Kirfawa) -Bauchi
  208. Koma -Taraba
  209. Kona -Taraba
  210. Koro (Kwaro) -Kaduna, Niger
  211. Kubi (Kubawa) -Bauchi
  212. Kudachano (Kudawa) -Bauchi
  213. Kugama -Taraba
  214. Kulere (Kaler) -Plateau
  215. Kunini -Taraba
  216. Kurama -Jigawa, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau
  217. Kurdul -Adamawa
  218. Kushi -Bauchi
  219. Kuteb -Taraba
  220. Kutin -Taraba
  221. Kwalla -Plateau
  222. Kwami (Kwom) -Bauchi
  223. Kwanchi -Taraba
  224. Kwanka (Kwankwa) -Bauchi, Plateau
  225. Kwaro -Plateau
  226. Kwato -Plateau
  227. Kyenga (Kengawa) -Sokoto
  228. Laaru (Larawa) -Niger
  229. Lakka -Adamawa
  230. Lala -Adamawa
  231. Lama -Taraba
  232. Lamja -Taraba
  233. Lau -Taraba
  234. Ubbo -Adamawa
  235. Limono -Bauchi, Plateau
  236. Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa) -Niger
  237. Longuda (Lunguda) -Adamawa, Bauchi
  238. Mabo -Plateau
  239. Mada -Kaduna, Plateau
  240. Mama -Plateau
  241. Mambilla -Adamawa
  242. Manchok -Kaduna
  243. Mandara (Wandala) -Borno
  244. Manga (Mangawa) -Yobe
  245. Margi (Marghi) -Adamawa, Borno
  246. Matakarn -Adamawa
  247. Mbembe -Cross River, Enugu
  248. Mbol -Adamawa
  249. Mbube -Cross River
  250. Mbula -Adamawa
  251. Mbum -Taraba
  252. Memyang (Meryan) -Plateau
  253. Miango -Plateau
  254. Miligili (Migili) -Plateau
  255. Miya (Miyawa) -Bauchi
  256. Mobber -Borno
  257. Montol -Plateau
  258. Moruwa (Moro’a, Morwa) -Kaduna
  259. Muchaila -Adamawa
  260. Mumuye -Taraba
  261. Mundang -Adamawa
  262. Munga (Mupang) -Plateau
  263. Mushere -Plateau
  264. Mwahavul (Mwaghavul) -Plateau
  265. Ndoro -Taraba
  266. Ngamo -Bauchi, Yobe
  267. Ngizim -Yobe
  268. Ngweshe (Ndhang.Ngoshe-Ndhang) -Adamawa, Borno
  269. Ningi (Ningawa) -Bauchi
  270. Ninzam (Ninzo) -Kaduna, Plateau
  271. Njayi -Adamawa
  272. Nkim -Cross River
  273. Nkum -Cross River
  274. Nokere (Nakere) -Plateau
  275. Nunku -Kaduna, Plateau
  276. Nupe -Niger
  277. Nyandang -Taraba
  278. Ododop Cross River
  279. Ogori -Kwara
  280. Okobo (Okkobor) -Akwa lbom
  281. Okpamheri -Edo
  282. Olulumo -Cross River
  283. Oron -Akwa lbom
  284. Owan -Edo
  285. Owe -Kwara
  286. Oworo -Kwara
  287. Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa) -Bauchi
  288. Pai -Plateau
  289. Panyam -Taraba
  290. Pero -Bauchi
  291. Pire -Adamawa
  292. Pkanzom -Taraba
  293. Poll -Taraba
  294. Polchi Habe -Bauchi
  295. Pongo (Pongu) -Niger
  296. Potopo -Taraba
  297. Pyapun (Piapung) -Plateau
  298. Qua -Cross River
  299. Rebina (Rebinawa) -Bauchi
  300. Reshe -Kebbi, Niger
  301. Rindire (Rendre) -Plateau
  302. Rishuwa -Kaduna
  303. Sakbe -Taraba
  304. Sanga -Bauchi
  305. Sate -Taraba
  306. Saya (Sayawa Za’ar) -Bauchi
  307. Segidi (Sigidawa) -Bauchi
  308. Shanga (Shangawa) -Sokoto
  309. Shangawa (Shangau) -Plateau
  310. Shan-Shan -Plateau
  311. Shira (Shirawa) -Kano
  312. Shomo -Taraba
  313. Shuwa -Adamawa, Borno
  314. Sikdi -Plateau
  315. Siri (Sirawa) -Bauchi
  316. Srubu (Surubu) -Kaduna
  317. Sukur -Adamawa
  318. Sura -Plateau
  319. Tangale -Bauchi
  320. Tarok -Plateau, Taraba
  321. Teme -Adamawa
  322. Tera (Terawa) -Bauchi, Bomo
  323. Teshena (Teshenawa) -Kano
  324. Tigon -Adamawa
  325. Tikar -Taraba
  326. Yache -Cross River
  327. Yagba -Kwara
  328. Yakurr (Yako) -Cross River
  329. Yalla -Benue
  330. Yandang -Taraba
  331. Yergan (Yergum) -Plateau
  332. Yoruba -(Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi)
  333. Tiv -Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Nasarawa
  334. Tula -Bauchi
  335. Tur -Adamawa
  336. Ufia -Benue
  337. Ukelle -Cross River
  338. Ukwani (Kwale) -Delta
  339. Uncinda -Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto
  340. Uneme (Ineme) -Edo
  341. Ura (Ula) -Niger
  342. Urhobo -Delta
  343. Utonkong -Benue
  344. Uyanga -Cross River
  345. Vemgo -Adamawa
  346. Verre -Adamawa
  347. Vommi -Taraba
  348. Wagga -Adamawa
  349. Waja -Bauchi
  350. Waka -Taraba
  351. Warja (Warja) -Jigawa
  352. Warji -Bauchi
  353. Wula -Adamawa
  354. Wurbo -Adamawa
  355. Wurkun -Taraba
  356. Yott -Taraba
  357. Yumu -Niger
  358. Yungur -Adamawa
  359. Yuom -Plateau
  360. Zabara -Niger
  361. Zaranda -Bauchi
  362. Zarma (Zarmawa) -Kebbi
  363. Zayam (Zeam) -Bauchi
  364. Zul (Zulawa) –Bauchi
  365. Abayon -Cross River
  366. Abua (Odual) -Rivers
  367. Achipa (Achipawa) -Kebbi
  368. Adim -Cross River
  369. Adun -Cross River
  370. Affade -Yobe
  371. Afizere -Plateau

Above is the List Of Ethnic Groups In Nigeria & Details.

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