List Of Ethnic Groups In Nigeria And Their States

This is a comprehensive list of ethnic groups in Nigeria and their various states. Nigeria is known to be home of various tribes that come together as one to make up the country. If you want to find out about these groups in the country and their languages then, you are at the right place.

There are three major ethnic groups in the country, namely Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. Others that do not generally fall into one of the aforementioned major groups are called the minority. In this article, we will intimate you on Nigerian peoples and cultures which constitute the various states that make up our federation.

List of Nigerian Tribes and Their States 

1. Igbo

Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Rivers and Cross River.

2. Hausa

Bauchi, Borno , Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Taraba, Sokoto, etc.

3. Fulani

Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe etc.

4. Yoruba

Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo.

5. Ijaw

Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Ondo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers

6. Tiv

Benue, Plateau and Taraba.

7. Idoma

Benue, Nassarawa, Cross River, Kogi State and Taraba.

8. Adamawa

Bachama, Banso, Batta, Baya, Bilei, Bille, Botlere, Bwatiye, Bwazza, Daba, Daka, Palli, Ga’anda, Gira, Gizigz, Gombi, Gude, Gudu, Gwa (Gurawa), Gwamba, Holma, Hona, Ichen, Jibu, Jirai, Kaka, Kambu, Kilba, Kurdul, Lakka, Lala, Ubbo, Mambilla, Matakarn, Mbol, Mbula, Muchaila, Mundang, Njayi, Pire, Sukur, Teme, Tigon, Tur, Vemgo, Verre, Wagga, Wula, Wurbo, Yungur.

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9. Adamawa and Borno

Kanakuru (Dera), Margi (Marghi), Ngweshe and Bura/Babur.

The Bura or Babur people can also be found in Taraba and Yobe. Also, the Shuwa people are found in Kaduna and Yobe in addition to Adamawa and Borno.

10. Akwa Ibom

Eket, Anang, Ibeno, Ibibio, Okobo (Okkobor), Orton, Andoni (The Andoni people can also be found in Rivers State).

11. Bauchi

Bambora (Bambarawa), Banka (Bankalawa), Bara (Barawa), Barke, Bele (Buli, Belewa), Boma (Bomawa, Burmano), Bomboro, Buli, Burak, Buta (Butawa), Chama (Chamawa Fitilai), Chamo, Dadiya, Daza (Dere, Derewa), Deno (Denawa), Ouguri, Duma (Dumawa), Galambi, Geji, Gera (Gere, Gerawa), Geruma (Gerumawa), Gingwak, Guildford (Gubawa), Gururntum, Gym, Jaku, Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse), Jimbin (Jimbinawa), Kamo, Kariya, Kirfi (Kirfawa), Kubi (Kubawa), Kudachano (Kudawa), Kushi, Kwami (Kwom), Miya (Miyawa), Ningi (Ningawa), Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa), Pero, Polchi Habe, Rebina (Rebinawa), Sanga, Segidi (Sigidawa), Siri (Sirawa), Tula, Waja, Warwick, Zaranda, Zayam (Zeam), Zul (Zulawa).

12. Bauchi and Plateau

Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa), Kwanka (Kwankwa), Limono. The Karekare and Bole are found in Bauchi and Yobe. The Jukun are found in Bauchi, Benue, Taraba and Plateau. The Tera are found in Bauchi and Borno. The Angas are found in Bauchi, Jigawa and Plateau. The Saya are Bauchi, Kaduna and Plateau

13. Cross River

Adim, Adun, Agbo, Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk) ,

Anyima, Bachere, Bahumono, Bekwarra, Bette, Boki (Nki), Efik, Ejagham, Ekajuk, Ekoi, Etung, Ododop, Abayon, Ikom, lyala (lyalla), Mbube, Nkim, Nkum, Olulumo, Qua, Ukelle, Uyanga, Yache, Yakurr (Yako), Mbembe. Mbembe are also found in Enugu

14. Delta

Ika, Isoko, lsekiri (Itsekiri), Ukwani (Kwale) and Urhobo.

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    Hello Maduabuchi, good job here but I am finding it difficult to get the fact about the list of ethnic groups in Nigeria. Why did you make it so hard to apprehend? Can you help? Please contact me, I am a writer too. God bless you.

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