List of Tribes in Nigeria

List of Tribes in Nigeria

Nigeria is made up of several ethnic groups, majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa and the Yoruba.  Within these ethnic groups are several tribes numbering 371.

However, the multi-tribal nature of Nigeria may put someone at a loss, especially when such tribes begin to display their unique culture, dialect, etc.

To this end, a full list of the 371 tribes in Nigeria is provide for better understanding of the beautiful and united country called Nigeria.

The 371 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
  • 238 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