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
Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Rivers and Cross River.
Bauchi, Borno , Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Taraba, Sokoto, etc.
Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe etc.
Edo, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo.
Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Ondo, Akwa Ibom and Rivers
Benue, Plateau and Taraba.
Benue, Nassarawa, Cross River, Kogi State and Taraba.
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.
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).
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
Ika, Isoko, lsekiri (Itsekiri), Ukwani (Kwale) and Urhobo.