List of Tribes in Nigeria

List of Tribes in Nigeria

Nigeria is made up of several ethnic groups, the majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba.

The Richest Tribe in Nigeria

Igbo tribe is currently the richest tribe in Nigeria. They are well known for their business acumen. You can find an Igbo man doing business in any part of the world, from the North of Nigeria to bigger economies like China. Among the notable rich Igbos are Arthur Eze, Allen Onyema, and Obi Cubana.

Best Tribe to marry as Wife in Nigeria

  1. Igbos: The Igbos are located in the southeast part of Nigeria and comprise Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia, and Ebonyi states.
  2. Igala tribe from Kogi : Igalla tribe is found in Kogi state.
  3. The Anang Tribe
  4. The Eket Tribe
  5. Lagos Yoruba Tribe – educated and liberal Yoruba
  6. Bini Tribe
  7. The Dansga Tribe
  8. Esan Tribe from Benin

The Most Wicked Tribe in Nigeria

The Fulani tribe is considered the most wicked tribe in nigeira because of the cruel and unending killings in the region

In total, there are 371 tribes in Nigeria and each is unique in its culture, dialect etc.

Check out the full list of the 371 tribes in Nigeria for a better understanding of Nigeria as a country.

List of Tribes in Nigeria and their States

  • Abayon – Cross River
  • Abua (Odual) – Rivers
  • Achipa (Achipawa) – Kebbi
  • Adim – Cross River
  • Adun – Cross River
  • Affade – Yobe
  • Afizere – Plateau
  • Afo – Plateau
  • Agbo – Cross River
  • Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk) – Cross River
  • Akweya-Yachi – Benue
  • Alago (Arago) – Piateau
  • Amo – Plateau
  • Anaguta – Plateau
  • Anang – Akwa lbom
  • Andoni – Akwa lbom, Rivers
  • Angas – Bauchi, Jigawa, Plateau
  • Ankwei – Plateau
  • Anyima – Cross River
  • Attakar (ataka) – Kaduna
  • Auyoka (Auyokawa) – Jigawa
  • Awori – Lagos, Ogun
  • Ayu – Kaduna
  • Babur – Adamawa, Bomo, Taraba, Yobe
  • Bachama – Adamawa
  • Bachere – Cross River
  • Bada – Plateau
  • Bade – Yobe
  • Bahumono – Cross River
  • Bakulung – Taraba
  • Bali – Taraba
  • Bambora (Bambarawa) – Bauchi
  • Bambuko – Taraba
  • Banda (Bandawa) – Taraba
  • Banka (Bankalawa) – Bauchi
  • Banso (Panso) – Adamawa
  • Bara (Barawa) – Bauchi
  • Barke – Bauchi
  • Baruba (Barba) – Niger
  • Bashiri (Bashirawa) – Plateau
  • Bassa – Kaduna, Kogi, Niger, Plateau
  • Batta – Adamawa
  • Baushi – Niger
  • Baya – Adamawa
  • Bekwarra – Cross River
  • Bele (Buli, Belewa) – Bauchi
  • Betso (Bete) – Taraba
  • Bette – Cross River
  • Bilei – Adamawa
  • Bille – Adamawa
  • Bina (Binawa) – Kaduna
  • Bini – Edo
  • Birom – Plateau
  • Bobua – Taraba
  • Boki (Nki) – Cross River
  • Bkkos – Plateau
  • Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa) – Niger
  • Bole (Bolewa) – Bauchi, Yobe
  • Botlere – Adamawa
  • Boma (Bomawa, Burmano) – Bauchi
  • Bomboro – Bauchi
  • Buduma – Borno, Niger
  • Buji – Plateau
  • Buli – Bauchi
  • Bunu – Kogi
  • Bura – Adamawa
  • Burak – Bauchi
  • Burma (Burmawa) – Plateau
  • Buru – Yobe
  • Buta (Butawa) – Bauchi
  • Bwall – Plateau
  • Bwatiye – Adamawa
  • Bwazza – Adamawa
  • Challa – Plateau
  • Chama (Chamawa Fitilai) – Bauchi
  • Chamba – Taraba
  • Chamo – Bauchi
  • Chibok (Chibbak) – Yobe
  • Chinine – Borno
  • Chip – Plateau
  • Chokobo – Plateau
  • Chukkol – Taraba
  • Daba – Adamawa
  • Dadiya – Bauchi
  • Daka – Adamawa
  • Dakarkari – Niger, Kebbi
  • Danda (Dandawa) – Kebbi
  • Dangsa – Taraba
  • Daza (Dere, Derewa) – Bauchi
  • Degema – Rivers
  • Deno (Denawa) – Bauchi
  • Dghwede – Bomo
  • Diba – Taraba
  • Doemak (Dumuk) – Plateau
  • Ouguri – Bauchi
  • Duka (Dukawa) – Kebbi
  • Duma (Dumawa) – Bauchi
  • Ebana (Ebani) – Rivers
  • Ebirra (lgbirra) – Edo, Kogi, Ondo
  • Ebu – Edo, Kogi
  • Efik – Cross River
  • Egbema – Rivers
  • Egede (lgedde) – Benue
  • Eggon – Plateau
  • Egun (Gu) – Lagos, Ogun
  • Ejagham – Cross River
  • Ekajuk – Cross River
  • Eket – Akwa Ibom
  • Ekoi – Cross River
  • Engenni (Ngene) – Rivers
  • Epie – Rivers
  • Esan (Ishan) – Edo
  • Etche – Rivers
  • Etolu (Etilo) – Benue
  • Etsako – Edo
  • Etung – Cross River
  • Etuno – Edo
  • Palli – Adamawa
  • Pulani (Pulbe) – Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, etc.
  • Fyam (Fyem) – Plateau
  • Fyer(Fer) – Plateau
  • Ga’anda – Adamawa
  • Gade – Niger
  • Galambi – Bauchi
  • Gamergu-Mulgwa – Borno
  • Qanawuri – Plateau
  • Gavako – Borno
  • Gbedde – Kogi
  • Gengle – Taraba
  • Geji – Bauchi
  • Gera (Gere, Gerawa) – Bauchi
  • Geruma (Gerumawa) – Plateau
  • Geruma (Gerumawa) – Bauchi
  • Gingwak – Bauchi
  • Gira – Adamawa
  • Gizigz – Adamawa
  • Goernai – Plateau
  • Gokana (Kana) – Rivers
  • Gombi – Adamawa
  • Gornun (Gmun) – Taraba
  • Gonia – Taraba
  • Gubi (Gubawa) – Bauchi
  • Gude – Adamawa
  • Gudu – Adamawa
  • Gure – Kaduna
  • Gurmana – Niger
  • Gururntum – Bauchi
  • Gusu – Plateau
  • Gwa (Gurawa) – Adamawa
  • Gwamba Adamawa
  • Gwandara – Kaduna, Niger, Plateau
  • Gwari (Gbari) – Kaduna, Niger, Abuja, Plateau
  • Gwom – Taraba
  • Gwoza (Waha) – Borno
  • Gyem – Bauchi
  • Hausa – Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna,Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Niger,Taraba, Sokoto, Zamfara etc
  • Higi (Hig) – Borno, Adamawa
  • Holma – Adamawa
  • Hona – Adamawa
  • Ibeno – Akwa lbom
  • Ibibio – Akwa lbom
  • Ichen – Adamawa
  • Idoma – Benue, Taraba
  • Igalla – Kogi
  • lgbo – Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi,Enugu, Imo, Rivers
  • ljumu – Kogi
  • Ikorn – Cross River
  • Irigwe – Plateau
  • Isoko – Delta
  • lsekiri (Itsekiri) – Delta
  • lyala (lyalla) – Cross River
  • lzondjo – Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo, Rivers
  • Jaba – Kaduna
  • Jahuna (Jahunawa) – Taraba
  • Jaku – Bauchi
  • Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse) – Bauchi
  • Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa) – Bauchi, Plateau
  • Jero – Taraba
  • Jibu – Adamawa
  • Jidda-Abu – Plateau
  • Jimbin (Jimbinawa) – Bauchi
  • Jirai – Adamawa
  • Jonjo (Jenjo) – Taraba
  • Jukun – Bauchi, Benue, Taraba, Plateau
  • Kaba(Kabawa) – Taraba
  • Kadara – Taraba
  • Kafanchan – Kaduna
  • Kagoro – Kaduna
  • Kaje (Kache) – Kaduna
  • Kajuru (Kajurawa) – Kaduna
  • Kaka – Adamawa
  • Kamaku (Karnukawa) – Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger
  • Kambari – Kebbi, Niger
  • Kambu – Adamawa
  • Kamo – Bauchi
  • Kanakuru (Dera) – Adamawa, Borno
  • Kanembu – Borno
  • Kanikon – Kaduna
  • Kantana – Plateau
  • Kanuri – Kaduna, Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Niger, Jigawa, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe
  • Karekare (Karaikarai) – Bauchi, Yobe
  • Karimjo – Taraba
  • Kariya – Bauchi
  • Katab (Kataf) – Kaduna
  • Kenern (Koenoem) – Plateau
  • Kenton – Taraba
  • Kiballo (Kiwollo) – Kaduna
  • Kilba – Adamawa
  • Kirfi (Kirfawa) – Bauchi
  • Koma – Taraba
  • Kona -Taraba
  • Koro (Kwaro) – Kaduna, Niger
  • Kubi (Kubawa) – Bauchi
  • Kudachano (Kudawa) – Bauchi
  • Kugama – Taraba
  • Kulere (Kaler) – Plateau
  • Kunini – Taraba
  • Kurama – Jigawa, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau
  • Kurdul – Adamawa
  • Kushi – Bauchi
  • Kuteb – Taraba
  • Kutin – Taraba
  • Kwalla – Plateau
  • Kwami (Kwom) – Bauchi
  • Kwanchi – Taraba
  • Kwanka (Kwankwa) – Bauchi, Plateau
  • Kwaro – Plateau
  • Kwato – Plateau
  • Kyenga (Kengawa) – Sokoto
  • Laaru (Larawa) – Niger
  • Lakka – Adamawa
  • Lala – Adamawa
  • Lama – Taraba
  • Lamja – Taraba
  • Lau – Taraba
  • Ubbo – Adamawa
  • Limono – Bauchi, Plateau
  • Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa) – Niger
  • Longuda (Lunguda) – Adamawa, Bauchi
  • Mabo – Plateau
  • Mada – Kaduna, Plateau
  • Mama – Plateau
  • Mambilla – Adamawa
  • Manchok – Kaduna
  • Mandara (Wandala) – Borno
  • Manga (Mangawa) – Yobe
  • Margi (Marghi) – Adamawa, Borno
  • Matakarn – Adamawa
  • Mbembe – Cross River, Enugu
  • Mbol – Adamawa
  • Mbube – Cross River
  • Mbula – Adamawa
  • Mbum – Taraba
  • Memyang (Meryan) – Plateau
  • Miango – Plateau
  • Miligili (Migili) – Plateau
  • Miya (Miyawa) – Bauchi
  • Mobber – Borno
  • Montol – Plateau
  • Moruwa (Moro’a, Morwa) – Kaduna
  • Muchaila – Adamawa
  • Mumuye – Taraba
  • Mundang – Adamawa
  • Munga (Mupang) – Plateau
  • Mushere – Plateau
  • Mwahavul (Mwaghavul) – Plateau
  • Ndoro – Taraba
  • Ngamo – Bauchi, Yobe
  • Ngizim – Yobe
  • Ngweshe (Ndhang.Ngoshe-Ndhang) – Adamawa, Borno
  • Ningi (Ningawa) – Bauchi
  • Ninzam (Ninzo) – Kaduna, Plateau
  • Njayi – Adamawa
  • Nkim – Cross River
  • Nkum – Cross River
  • Nokere (Nakere) – Plateau
  • Nunku – Kaduna, Plateau
  • Nupe – Niger
  • Nyandang – Taraba
  • Ododop – Cross River
  • Ogori – Kwara
  • Okobo (Okkobor) – Akwa lbom
  • Okpamheri – Edo
  • Olulumo – Cross River
  • Oron – Akwa lbom
  • Owan – Edo
  • Owe – Kwara
  • Oworo – Kwara
  • Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa) – Bauchi
  • Pai – Plateau
  • Panyam – Taraba
  • Pero – Bauchi
  • Pire – Adamawa
  • Pkanzom – Taraba
  • Poll – Taraba
  • Polchi Habe – Bauchi
  • Pongo (Pongu) – Niger
  • Potopo – Taraba
  • Pyapun (Piapung) – Plateau
  • Qua – Cross River
  • Rebina (Rebinawa) – Bauchi
  • Reshe – Kebbi, Niger
  • Rindire (Rendre) – Plateau
  • Rishuwa – Kaduna
  • Ron – Plateau
  • Rubu – Niger
  • Rukuba – Plateau
  • Rumada – Kaduna
  • Rumaya – Kaduna
  • Sakbe – Taraba
  • Sanga – Bauchi
  • Sate – Taraba
  • Saya (Sayawa Za’ar) – Bauchi
  • Segidi (Sigidawa) – Bauchi
  • Shanga (Shangawa) – Sokoto
  • Shangawa (Shangau) – Plateau
  • Shan-Shan – Plateau
  • Shira (Shirawa) – Kano
  • Shomo – Taraba
  • Shuwa – Adamawa, Borno
  • Sikdi – Plateau
  • Siri (Sirawa) – Bauchi
  • Srubu (Surubu) – Kaduna
  • Sukur – Adamawa
  • Sura – Plateau
  • Tangale – Bauchi
  • Tarok – Plateau, Taraba
  • Teme – Adamawa
  • Tera (Terawa) – Bauchi, Bomo
  • Teshena (Teshenawa) – Kano
  • Tigon – Adamawa
  • Tikar – Taraba
  • Tiv – Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Nasarawa
  • Tula – Bauchi
  • Tur – Adamawa
  • Ufia – Benue
  • Ukelle – Cross River
  • Ukwani (Kwale) – Delta
  • Uncinda – Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto
  • Uneme (Ineme) – Edo
  • Ura (Ula) – Niger
  • Urhobo – Delta
  • Utonkong – Benue
  • Uyanga – Cross River
  • Vemgo – Adamawa
  • Verre – Adamawa
  • Vommi – Taraba
  • Wagga – Adamawa
  • Waja – Bauchi
  • Waka – Taraba
  • Warja (Warja) – Jigawa
  • Warji – Bauchi
  • Wula – Adamawa
  • Wurbo – Adamawa
  • Wurkun – Taraba
  • Yache – Cross River
  • Yagba – Kwara
  • Yakurr (Yako) – Cross River
  • Yalla – Benue
  • Yandang – Taraba
  • Yergan (Yergum) – Plateau
  • Yoruba – (Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi)
  • Yott – Taraba
  • Yumu – Niger
  • Yungur – Adamawa
  • Yuom – Plateau
  • Zabara – Niger
  • Zaranda – Bauchi
  • Zarma (Zarmawa) – Kebbi
  • Zayam (Zeam) – Bauchi
  • Zul (Zulawa) – Bauchi

By Zents Kunle Sowunmi

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