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States In Nigeria And Tribes That Make Up Each State.

Nigeria is made up of several ethnic groups, the majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa and the Yoruba. Within these ethnic groups there are several tribes numbering about 371. Therefore, this article will expose us to all the States of Nigeria and the tribes in each of them.Photo Credit: Researchgate.net


1.) Abia - Igbo


2.) Adamawa - Babur, Bachama, Banso (Panso), Batta, Baya, Bilei, Bille, Botlere, Bura, Bwatiye, Bwazza, Daka, Palli, Ga’anda, Gira, Gizigz, Gombi, Gude, Gudu, Gwa (Gurawa), Gwamba, Hausa, Higi (Hig), Holma, Hona, Ichen, Jibu, Jirai, Kaka, Kambu, Kanakuru (Dera), Kanuri, Kurdul, Lakka, Lala, Ubbo, Longuda, Mambilla, Margi, Matakarn, Mbol, Mbula, Muchaila, Mundang, Ngweshe, Njayi, Pire, Shuwa, Sukur, Teme, Tigon, Tur, Vemgo, Verre, Wula, Wurbo, Yungur.


3.) Akwa-Ibom - Anang, Andoni, Eket, Ibon, Ibibio, Igbo.


4.) Anambra - Igbo.


5.) Bauchi - Angas, Bambora (Bambarawa), Banka (Bankalawa), Bara, (Barawa), Barke, Bele (Buli, Belewa), Bole, Boma (Bomawa, Burmano), Bomboro, Buli, Burak, Buta, Chamo, Chama (Chamawa Fitilai), Daza (Dere, Derewa), Deno (Denawa), Oougri, Duma, Pulani, Galambi, Gera (Gerawa, Gere), Geruma (Gerumawa), Gingwak, Geji, Gururntum, Gyem, Hausa, Baku, Jara, Jere, Jukun, Kamo, Karekare, Kariya, Kirfi (Kirfawa), Kubi, Kushi, Kwanka, Kwami, Kwanka, Limono, Miya (Miyawa), Ngamo, Ningi, Polchi-Habe, Rebina (Rebinawa), Sanga, Saya, Segidi, Siri (Sirawa), Tangale, Tera, Tula, Waja, Warji, Baranda and Zul (Zulawa).


6.) Bayelsa - Igbo, Ijaw, Kolokunu, Ekpetiama, Atissa, Biseni, Igbriran.


7.) Benue - Akweya-Yachi, Igede, Etilo, Idoma, Igbo, Jukun, Tiv, Ufia, Utonkong, Yalla.


8.) Borno - Babur, Pulani, Gamergu-Mulgwa, Gavako, Gwoza (Waha), Kanakuru, Kanembu, Kanuri, Mandala, Margi, Mobber, Ngweshe, Shuwa, Tera.


9.) Cross-River - Abayon, Adim, Adun, Agbo, Akaju-Ndem, Anyimi, Bachere, Bahumono, Bekwara, Bette, Biko (Nki), Efik, Ejagbam, Ekajuk, Ekoi, Etung, Ikorn, Mbembe, Mbube, Nkim, Nkun, Ododop, Olulumo, Qua, Ukelle, Uyanga, Yache, Yakur.


10.) Delta - Igbo, Isoko, Itsekiri, Izondjo (Ijaw), Ukwani, Urhobo.


11.) Ebonyi - Igbo.


12.) Edo - Bini, Egbira (Igbirra), Ebu, Esan, Etsako, Etuno, Igbo, Okpamheri, Owan, Uneme.


13.) Ekiti - Yoruba.


14.) Enugu - Igbo, Mbembe.


15.) Gombe - Hausa.


16.) Imo - Igbo


17.) Jigawa - Angas, Auyoka (Auyokawa), Pulani, Hausa, Kurama.


18.) Kaduna - Attakar (Ataka), Ayu, Bassa, Bina, Pulani, Gure, Gwandara, Gwari (Gbari), Hausa, Jaba, Kafanchan, Kagoro, Kaje (Kache), Kamaku (Kamakuwa), Kanikon, Kanuri, Katab, Kiballo, Koro (kwaro), Kurama, Manchok, Rishuwa, Rumada, Rumaya, Srubu (Surubu), Uncida.


19.) Kano - Pulani, Hausa, Kanuri, Shira Teshena.


20.) Katsina - Pulani, Hausa.


21.) Kebbi - Dankarkari, Danda (Dandadawa), Duka, Pulani, Hausa, Kamaku, Kambari, Reshe, Uncida, Zarma (Zarmawa).


22.) Kogi - Bassa, Bunu, Ebira (Igbirra), Ebu, Gbedde, Hausa, Igala, Igbo, Ijumu, Yoruba.


23.) Kwara - Hausa, Ogori, Owe, Oworo, Yagba, Yoruba.


24.) Lagos - Awori, Egun, Yoruba.


25.) Nasarawa - Hausa, Tiv.


26.) Niger - Baruba (Barba), Bassa, Baushi, Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa), Dankarkari, Gade, Pulani, Gurmana, Gwandara, Gwari (Gbari), Hausa, Kamaku (Karnukawa), Kambari, Kanuri, Koro (Kwaro), Kurama, Laaru, Lopa, Nupe, Reshe, Rubu, Ura, Yumu, Zabara.


27.) Ogun - Awori, Egun, Yoruba.


28.) Ondo - Egbira (Igbirra), Yoruba.


29.) Osun - Yoruba.


30.) Oyo - Yoruba.


31.) Plateau - Afizere, Afo, Alago (Arago), Amo, Anaguta, Angas, Ankwei, Bada, Bashiri (Bashirawa), Bassa, Birom, Buji, Burma (Burmawa), Bwall, Challa, Chip, Chokobo, Doemak (Dumuk), Eggon, Qanawuri, Geruma (Gerumawa), Goeornai, Gusu, Gwandara, Gwari (Gbari), Hausa, Irigwe, Jere, Jimbin, Jukun, Jida-Abu, Kantana, Kanuri, Kurama, Kwalla, Kwanka, Kwaro, Kwato, Limono, Made, Miango, Montol, Mushere, Nokere (Nakere), Nunku, Pai, Pyapun, Rindire, Ron, Rukuba, Shangawa, Shan-Shan, Sura, Tarok, Tiv and Yuom.


32.) Rivers - Abua (Odual), Andoni, Degema, Ebana (Ebani), Egbema, Engenni (Ngene), Epie, Etche, Gokana (kana), Igbo.


33.) Sokoto - Pulani, Hausa, Kyenga, Shanga (Shangawa), Uncida.


34.) Taraba - Babur, Bakulung, Bali, Bambuko, Banda (Bandawa), Betso (Bete), Bobua, Chamba Chukol, Dangsa, Dida, Dangsa, Diba, Pulani, Gengle, Gornum, Gonia, Gwom, Hausa, Idoma, Jahuna (Jahunawa), Jero, Jonjo, Kaba (Kabawa), Kadara, Jukun, Kanuri, Karimjo, Kenton, Koma, Kona, Kugama, Kunini, kuteb, Kutin, Kwanchi, Lama, Lamja, Lau, Mbum, Mumuye, Ndoro, Nyandang, Panyam, Pkanzom, Poll, Potopo, Sakbe, Sate, Shomo, Tarok, Tikar, Tiv, Vommi, Waka, Wurkun, yandang and Yott.


35.) Yobe - Affade, Babur, Bade, Bole, Buru, Pulani, Hausa, Kanuri, karekare, Manga, Ngamo, Ngizi.


36.) Zamfara - Hausa.


37.) FCT Abuja - Gwari (Gbari), Hausa.


Reference Sources:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/05/full-list-of-all-371-tribes-in-nigeria-states-where-they-originate/


https://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/food-travel/200-nigerian-tribes-and-where-you-can-find-them/mebrsr9

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