While most people are very much aware of the three major tribes in Nigeria; Hausa Igbo and Yoruba, there are countless number of other that are yet in obscurity
Other Nigerian tribes apart from the ones listed above constitute a smaller percentage of the total number of people from all the tribes in Nigeria. Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo make up about 70% of the population of Nigeria.
These Nigeran tribes have different cultures carried on by their people thereby contribution to the immense cultural diversity seen in the country.
HausaFulani
Hausa is the largest tribe in Nigeria making up about 29% of Nigeria's population. They are the major inhabitants of about 10 state in Nigeria which includes; Bauchi, Borno, Niger,Taraba, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Sokoto with traces in several other parts of the country.
No two tribes in Nigeria have exactly the same language but the Hausa language originated and forms part of the Chadic family of Languages which is similar but distantly related to Hebrew and Arabic. In recent times, because of the close similarities between the cultures and lifestyle of Hausa and Fulani, they are often regarded to as HausaFulani.
Yoruba
No two tribes in Nigeria have exactly the same language but the Hausa language originated and forms part of the Chadic family of Languages which is similar but distantly related to Hebrew and Arabic. In recent times, because of the close similarities between the cultures and lifestyle of Hausa and Fulani, they are often regarded to as HausaFulani.
Yoruba
The Yorubas are the second amongst other Nigeria tribes, Yoruba tribe constitute almost 21% of the population of Nigeria and this translates to about 40 million people. They inhabit the southwestern part of Nigeria but also live in other countries in West AFrica including Benin, Ghana, Togo and surprisingly, the Caribbean.
They are well involved in arts and have a long history of peotry and between 1100 to 1700, they made impressive bronze sculptures, most of which were made to represent the heads of gods and rulers. They also made lots of beadwork, metalwork, weaving and mask making.
Igbo
They are well involved in arts and have a long history of peotry and between 1100 to 1700, they made impressive bronze sculptures, most of which were made to represent the heads of gods and rulers. They also made lots of beadwork, metalwork, weaving and mask making.
Igbo
The Igbos are the third largest tribe in Nigeria, they are the Nigeria industrialists. Historically, they were from Nri Kingdom, one of the oldest Kingdoms in Nigeria.
The Igbos are industrious and made bronze ceremonial vessels as part of the culture and heritage dated back to the stone age. Geographically, the Igbo land occupes most of the South Eastern Nigerian.
The Igbos are industrious and made bronze ceremonial vessels as part of the culture and heritage dated back to the stone age. Geographically, the Igbo land occupes most of the South Eastern Nigerian.
List of Tribes in Nigeria
Tribe Name

State


1

Abayon

Cross River State

2

Abua (Odual)

Rivers State

3

Achipa (Achipawa)

Kebbi State

4

Adim

Cross River

5

Adun

Cross River

6

Affade

Yobe State

7

Afizere

Plateau State

8

Afo

Plateau State

9

Agbo

Cross River

10

AkajuNdem (Akajuk)

Cross River

11

AkweyaYachi

Benue State

12

Alago (Arago)

Plateau State

13

Amo

Plateau State

14

Anaguta

Plateau State

15

Anang

Akwa
lbom State

16

Andoni

Akwa
lbom State, Rivers State

17

Angas

Bauchi State, Jigawa State, Plateau State

18

Ankwei

Plateau State

19

Anyima

Cross River

20

Attakar (ataka)

Kaduna State

21

Auyoka (Auyokawa)

Jigawa State

22

Awori

Lagos State, Ogun State

23

Ayu

Kaduna State

24

Babur

Adamawa State, Borno State,
Taraba State, Yobe State

25

Bachama

Adamawa State

26

Bachere

Cross River

27

Bada

Plateau State

28

Bade

Yobe State

29

Bahumono

Cross River

30

Bakulung

Taraba State

31

Bali

Taraba State

32

Bambora (Bambarawa)

Bauchi State

33

Bambuko

Taraba State

34

Banda (Bandawa)

Taraba State

35

Banka (Bankalawa)

Bauchi State

36

Banso (Panso)

Adamawa State

37

Bara (Barawa)

Bauchi State

38

Barke

Bauchi State

39

Baruba (Barba)

Niger State

40

Bashiri (Bashirawa)

Plateau State

41

Bassa

Kaduna State, Kogi State, Niger State, Plateau State

42

Batta

Adamawa State

43

Baushi

Niger State

44

Baya

Adamawa State

45

Bekwarra

Cross River

46

Bele (Buli, Belewa)

Bauchi State

47

Betso (Bete)

Taraba State

48

Bette

Cross River

49

Bilei

Adamawa State

50

Bille

Adamawa State

51

Bina (Binawa)

Kaduna State

52

Bini

Edo State

53

Birom

Plateau State

54

Bobua

Taraba State

55

Boki (Nki)

Cross River

56

Bkkos

Plateau State

57

Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa)

Niger State

58

Bole (Bolewa)

Bauchi State, Yobe State

59

Botlere

Adamawa State

60

Boma (Bomawa, Burmano)

Bauchi State

61

Bomboro

Bauchi State

62

Buduma

Borno State, Niger State

63

Buji

Plateau State

64

Buli

Bauchi State

65

Bunu

Kogi State

66

Bura

Adamawa State

67

Burak

Bauchi State

68

Burma (Burmawa)

Plateau State

69

Buru

Yobe State

70

Buta (Butawa)

Bauchi State

71

Bwall

Plateau State

72

Bwatiye

Adamawa State

73

Bwazza

Adamawa State

74

Challa

Plateau State

75

Chama (Chamawa Fitilai)

Bauchi State

76

Chamba

Taraba State

77

Chamo

Bauchi State

78

Chibok (Chibbak)

Yobe State

79

Chinine

Borno State

80

Chip

Plateau State

81

Chokobo

Plateau State

82

Chukkol

Taraba State

83

Daba

Adamawa State

84

Dadiya

Bauchi State

85

Daka

Adamawa State

86

Dakarkari

Niger State, Kebbi State

87

Danda (Dandawa)

Kebbi State

88

Dangsa

Taraba State

89

Daza (Dere, Derewa)

Bauchi State

90

Degema

Rivers State

91

Deno (Denawa)

Bauchi State

92

Dghwede

Borno State

93

Diba

Taraba State

94

Doemak (Dumuk)

Plateau State

95

Ouguri

Bauchi State

96

Duka (Dukawa)

Kebbi State

97

Duma (Dumawa)

Bauchi State

98

Ebana (Ebani)

Rivers State

99

Ebira

Edo State, Kogi State, Ondo State

100

Ebu

Edo State, Kogi State

101

Ebu

Edo State, Kogi State

102

Efik

Cross River

103

Egbema

Rivers State

104

Egede (lgedde)

Benue State

105

Eggon

Plateau State

106

Egun (Gu)

Lagos State, Ogun State

107

Ejagham

Cross River

108

Ekajuk

Cross River

109

Eket

Akwa Ibom

110

Ekoi

Cross River

111

Ekpeye

Rivers State

112

Engenni (Ngene)

Rivers State

113

Epie

Rivers State

114

Esan (Ishan)

Edo State

115

Etche

Rivers State

116

Etolu (Etilo)

Benue State

117

Etsako

Edo State

118

Etung

Cross River

119

Etuno

Edo State

120

Palli

Adamawa State

121

Pulani (Pulbe)

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

122

Fyam (Fyem)

Plateau State

123

Fyer(Fer)

Plateau State

124

Ga'anda

Adamawa State

125

Gade

Niger State

126

Galambi

Bauchi State

127

GamerguMulgwa

Borno State

128

Qanawuri

Plateau State

129

Gavako

Borno State

130

Gbedde

Kogi State

131

Gengle

Taraba State

132

Geji

Bauchi State

133

Gera (Gere, Gerawa)

Bauchi State

134

Geruma (Gerumawa)

Plateau State

135

Geruma (Gerumawa)

Bauchi State

136

Gingwak

Bauchi State

137

Gira

Adamawa State

138

Gizigz

Adamawa State

139

Goernai

Plateau State

140

Gokana (Kana)

Rivers State

141

Gombi

Adamawa State

142

Gornun (Gmun)

Taraba State

143

Gonia

Taraba State

144

Gubi (Gubawa)

Bauchi State

145

Gude

Adamawa State

146

Gudu

Adamawa State

147

Gure

Kaduna State

148

Gurmana

Niger State

149

Gururntum

Bauchi State

150

Gusu

Plateau State

151

Gwa (Gurawa)

Adamawa State

152

Gwamba

Adamawa State

153

Gwandara

Kaduna State, Niger State, Plateau State

154

Gwari (Gbari)

Kaduna State, Niger State, Plateau

155

Gwom

Taraba State

156

Gwoza (Waha)

Borno State

157

Gyem

Bauchi State

158

Hausa

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

159

Higi (Hig)

Borno State, Adamawa State

160

Holma

Adamawa State

161

Hona

Adamawa State

162

Ibeno

Akwa
lbom State

163

Ibibio

Akwa
lbom State

164

Ichen

Adamawa State

165

Idoma

Benue State , Taraba State

166

Igalla

Kogi State

167

lgbo

Abia State , Anambra State , Benue State, Delta State ,
Ebonyi State, Enugu State , Imo State , Rivers State

168

ljumu

Kogi State

169

Ika

Delta State

170

Ikom

Cross River State

171

Irigwe

Plateau State

172

Isoko

Delta State

173

lsekiri (Itsekiri)

Delta State

174

lyala (lyalla)

Cross River State

175

lzondjo

Bayelsa State, Delta State, Ondo State , Rivers State

176

Jaba

Kaduna State

177

Jahuna (Jahunawa)

Taraba State

178

Jaku

Bauchi State

179

Jara (Jaar Jarawa JarawaDutse)

Bauchi State

180

Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa)

Bauchi State , Plateau State

181

Jero

Taraba State

182

Jibu

Adamawa State

183

JiddaAbu

Plateau State

184

Jimbin (Jimbinawa)

Bauchi State

185

Jirai

Adamawa State

186

Jonjo (Jenjo)

Taraba State

187

Jukun

Bauchi State, Benue State, Taraba State , Plateau State

188

Kaba(Kabawa)

Taraba State

189

Kadara

Taraba State

190

Kafanchan

Kaduna State

191

Kagoro

Kaduna State

192

Kaje (Kache)

Kaduna State

193

Kajuru (Kajurawa)

Kaduna State

194

Kaka

Adamawa State

195

Kamaku (Karnukawa)

Kaduna State , Kebbi State , Niger State

196

Kambari

Kebbi State, Niger State

197

Kambu

Adamawa State

198

Kamo

Bauchi State

199

Kanakuru (Dera)

Adamawa State , Borno State

200

Kanembu

Borno State

201

Kanikon

Kaduna State

202

Kantana

Plateau State

203

Kanufi

Kaduna State , Adamawa State , Borno State , Kano State, Niger State , Jigawa State , Plateau State , Taraba State, Yobe State

204

Karekare (Karaikarai)

Bauchi State , Yobe State

205

Karimjo

Taraba State

206

Kariya

Bauchi State

207

Katab (Kataf)

Kaduna State

208

Kenern (Koenoem)

Plateau State

209

Kenton

Taraba State

210

Kiballo (Kiwollo)

Kaduna State

211

Kilba

Adamawa State

212

Kirfi (Kirfawa)

Bauchi State

213

Koma

Taraba State

214

Kona

Taraba State

215

Koro (Kwaro)

Kaduna State, Niger State

216

Kubi (Kubawa)

Bauchi State

217

Kudachano (Kudawa)

Bauchi State

218

Kugama

Taraba State

219

Kulere (Kaler)

Plateau State

220

Kunini

Taraba State

221

Kurama

Jigawa State , Kaduna State , Niger State , Plateau State

222

Kurdul

Adamawa State

223

Kushi

Bauchi State

224

Kuteb

Taraba State

225

Kutin

Taraba State

226

Kwalla

Plateau State

227

Kwami (Kwom)

Bauchi State

228

Kwanchi

Taraba State

229

Kwanka (Kwankwa)

Bauchi State , Plateau State

230

Kwaro

Plateau State

231

Kwato

Plateau State

232

Kyenga (Kengawa)

Sokoto State

233

Laaru (Larawa)

Niger State

234

Lakka

Adamawa State

235

Lala

Adamawa State

236

Lama

Taraba State

237

Lamja

Taraba State

238

Lau

Taraba State

239

Ubbo

Adamawa State

240

Limono

Bauchi State , Plateau State

241

Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa)

Niger State

242

Longuda (Lunguda)

Adamawa State , Bauchi State

243

Mabo

Plateau State

244

Mada

Kaduna State, Plateau State

245

Mama

Plateau State

246

Mambilla

Adamawa State

247

Manchok

Kaduna State

248

Mandara (Wandala)

Borno State

249

Manga (Mangawa)

Yobe State

250

Margi (Marghi)

Adamawa State , Borno State

251

Matakarn

Adamawa State

252

Mbembe

Cross River State
, Enugu State

253

Mbol

Adamawa State

254

Mbube

Cross River State

255

Mbula

Adamawa State

256

Mbum

Taraba State

257

Memyang (Meryan)

Plateau State

258

Miango

Plateau State

259

Miligili (Migili)

Plateau State

260

Miya (Miyawa)

Bauchi State

261

Mobber

Borno State

262

Montol

Plateau State

263

Moruwa (Moro'a, Morwa)

Kaduna State

264

Muchaila

Adamawa State

265

Mumuye

Taraba State

266

Mundang

Adamawa State

267

Munga (Mupang)

Plateau State

268

Mushere

Plateau State

269

Mwahavul (Mwaghavul)

Plateau State

270

Ndoro

Taraba State

271

Ngamo

Bauchi State , Yobe State

272

Ngizim

Yobe State

273

Ngweshe (Ndhang.Ngoshe
Ndhang)

Adamawa State , Borno State

274

Ningi (Ningawa)

Bauchi State

275

Ninzam (Ninzo)

Kaduna State , Plateau State

276

Njayi

Adamawa State

277

Nkim

Cross River State

278

Nkum

Cross River State

279

Nokere (Nakere)

Plateau State

280

Nunku

Kaduna State , Plateau State

281

Nupe

Niger State

282

Nyandang

Taraba State

283

Ododop

Cross River

284

Ogori

Kwara State

285

Okobo (Okkobor)

Akwa
lbom State

286

Okpamheri

Edo State

287

Olulumo

Cross River State

288

Oron

Akwa
lbom State

289

Owan

Edo State

290

Owe

Kwara State

291

Oworo

Kwara State

292

Pa'a (Pa'awa Afawa)

Bauchi State

293

Pai

Plateau State

294

Panyam

Taraba State

295

Pero

Bauchi State

296

Pire

Adamawa State

297

Pkanzom

Taraba State

298

Poll

Taraba State

299

Polchi Habe

Bauchi State

300

Pongo (Pongu)

Niger State

301

Potopo

Taraba State

302

Pyapun (Piapung)

Plateau State

303

Qua

Cross River State

304

Rebina (Rebinawa)

Bauchi State

305

Reshe

Kebbi State, Niger State

306

Rindire (Rendre)

Plateau State

307

Rishuwa

Kaduna State

308

Ron

Plateau State

309

Rubu

Niger State

310

Rukuba

Plateau State

311

Rumada

Kaduna State

312

Rumaya

Kaduna State

313

Sakbe

Taraba State

314

Sanga

Bauchi State

315

Sate

Taraba State

316

Saya (Sayawa Za'ar)

Bauchi State

317

Segidi (Sigidawa)

Bauchi State

318

Shanga (Shangawa)

Sokoto State

319

Shangawa (Shangau)

Plateau State

320

ShanShan

Plateau State

321

Shira (Shirawa)

Kano State

322

Shomo

Taraba State

323

Shuwa

Adamawa State, Borno State

324

Sikdi

Plateau State

325

Siri (Sirawa)

Bauchi State

326

Srubu (Surubu)

Kaduna State

327

Sukur

Adamawa State

328

Sura

Plateau State

329

Tangale

Bauchi State

330

Tarok

Plateau State , Taraba State

331

Teme

Adamawa State

332

Tera (Terawa)

Bauchi State, Borno State

333

Teshena (Teshenawa)

Kano State

334

Tigon

Adamawa State

335

Tikar

Taraba State

336

Tiv

Benue State , Plateau State , Taraba State

337

Tula

Bauchi State

338

Tur

Adamawa State

339

Ufia

Benue State

340

Ukelle

Cross River State

341

Ukwani (Kwale)

Delta State

342

Uncinda

Kaduna State, Kebbi State, Niger State , Sokoto State

343

Uneme (Ineme)

Edo State

344

Ura (Ula)

Niger State

345

Urhobo

Delta State

346

Utonkong

Benue State

347

Uyanga

Cross River State

348

Vemgo

Adamawa State

349

Verre

Adamawa State

350

Vommi

Taraba State

351

Wagga

Adamawa State

352

Waja

Bauchi State

353

Waka

Taraba State

354

Warja (Warja)

Jigawa State

355

Warji

Bauchi State

356

Wula

Adamawa State

357

Wurbo

Adamawa State

358

Wurkun

Taraba State

359

Yache

Cross River State

360

Yagba

Kwara State

361

Yakurr (Yako)

Cross River State

362

Yalla

Benue State

363

Yandang

Taraba State

364

Yergan (Yergum)

Plateau State

365

Yoruba

Kwara State, Lagos State, Ogun State, Ondo State, Oyo State, Osun State, Ekiti State, Kogi State

366

Yott

Taraba State

367

Yumu

Niger State

368

Yungur

Adamawa State

369

Yuom

Plateau State

370

Zabara

Niger State

371

Zaranda

Bauchi State

372

Zarma (Zarmawa)

Kebbi State

373

Zayam (Zeam)

Bauchi State

374

Zul (Zulawa)

Bauchi State

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