Thursday, 4 October 2018

List Of All Ethnic Groups And Their States In Nigeria

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Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world
with an estimated population of over two hundred million people. The capital city of Nigeria is called Abuja.

There are over 500 diffferent languages spoken in Nigeria,however English language is the country’s official language.

The major ethnic groups in Nigeria are the Igbo,the Hausa and the Yoruba. 

These groups are classified as the major groups because of their numbers and the strategic states that they occupy in Nigeria.
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The Igbo's live and thrive in the south eastern part of Nigeria,the Yoruba's inhabit the south south region of Nigeria while the Hausa's/Fulani occupy the nothern part of Nigeria.

There are 250 official ethnic groups in Nigeria,Hausa and Fulani make up about 29%,the Yoruba 21% and Igbo (Ibo) 18%.

However the number of ethnic groups in Nigeria could be   more than 370 because Nigeria is a very diverse country.

This post contain the full list of all the ethnic groups and tribes in Nigeria and the states where they can be found in Nigeria.

List Of All Ethnic Groups In Nigeria & Their State

Ethnic Groups / Tribes > States Found


  • 1. Bachama = Adamawa State
  • 2. Bachere =  Cross River
  • 3. Bada   = Plateau State
  • 4. Bade = Yobe State
  • 5. Bahumono =  Cross River
  • 6. Bakulung   = Taraba State
  • 7. Bali = Taraba State
  • 8. Bambora =  Bauchi State
  • 9. Bambuko = Taraba State
  • 10.Banda = Taraba State
  • 11.Banka = Bauchi State
  • 12. Panso = Adamawa State
  • 13. Bara = Bauchi State
  • 14. Barke= Bauchi State
  • 15. Baruba = Niger State
  • 16. Bashiri = Plateau State

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  • 17. Bassa = Kaduna State, Kogi State
  • 18. Batta = Adamawa State
  • 19. Baushi = Niger State
  • 20. Baya =Adamawa State
  • 21. Bekwarra = Cross River
  • 22. Bele = Bauchi State
  • 23. Betso = Taraba State
  • 24. Bette = Cross River
  • 25. Bilei = Adamawa State
  • 26. Bille = Adamawa State
  • 27. Bina = Kaduna State
  • 28. Bini = (Edo) Edo State
  • 29. Birom = Plateau State
  • 30. Bobua = Taraba State
  • 31. Boki = Cross River
  • 32. Bkkos = Plateau State
  • 33. Boko = Niger State
  • 34. Bole = Bauchi State, Yobe State
  • 35. Botlere = Adamawa State
  • 36. Boma = Bauchi State
  • 37. Bomboro = Bauchi State
  • 38. Burma = Plateau State
  • 39. Buru = Yobe State
  • 40. Buta = Bauchi State
  • 41. Bwall = Plateau State
  • 42. Bwatiye = Adamawa Stat
  • 43. Bwazza = Adamawa State
  • 44. Challa = Plateau State
  • 45. Chama = Bauchi State
  • 46. Chamba = Taraba State
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  • 47. Chamo = Bauchi State
  • 48. Chibok = Borno State
  • 49. Chinine = Borno State
  • 50. Chip = Plateau State
  • 51. Chokobo = Plateau State
  • 52. Chukkol = Taraba State
  • 53. Daba = Adamawa State
  • 54. Dadiya = Bauchi State
  • 55. Daka = Adamawa State
  • 56. Dakarkari = Niger State, Kebbi State
  • 57. Danda = (Dandawa) Kebbi State
  • 58. Abayon = Cross River State
  • 59. Abua = Rivers State
  • 60. Achipa = Kebbi State
  • 61. Adim = Cross River
  • 62. Adun = Cross River
  • 63. Affade = Yobe State
  • 64. Afizere = Plateau State
  • 65. Afo = Plateau State
  • 66. Agbo = Cross River
  • 67. Akaju-Ndem = Cross River
  • 68. Akweya = Yachi Benue State
  • 69. Alago = Plateau State
  • 70. Amo = Plateau State
  • 71. Buduma = Borno State, Niger State
  • 72. Buji = Plateau State
  • 73. Buli = Bauchi State
  • 74. Bunu Kogi State
  • 75. Bura = Adamawa State, Borno State
  • 76. Burak = Bauchi State
  • 77. Anaguta = Plateau State
  • 78. Anang = Akwa lbom State
  • 79. Andoni = Akwa lbom State, Rivers State
  • 80. Angas = Bauchi State, Jigawa State, Plateau State
  • 81. Ankwei = Plateau State
  • 82. Anyima = Cross River

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  • 83. Diba = Taraba State
  • 84. Doemak = Plateau State
  • 85. Ouguri = Bauchi State
  • 86. Duka = Kebbi State
  • 87. Duma = Bauchi State
  • 88. Ebana = Rivers State
  • 89. Ebira = Edo State, Kogi State, Ondo State
  • 90. Ebu = Edo State, Kogi State
  • 91. Ebu
  • 92. Efik = Cross River
  • 93. Egbema = Rivers State
  • 94. Egede = Benue State
  • 95. Eggon = Plateau State
  • 96. Egun (Gu) = Lagos State, Ogun State
  • 97. Yumu = Niger State
  • 98. Yungur = Adamawa State
  • 99. Yuom Plateau State
  • 100. Zabara = Niger State
  • 101. Zaranda = Bauchi State
  • 102. Zarma = Kebbi State
  • 103. Ejagham = Cross River
  • 104. Ekajuk = Cross River
  • 105. Eket = Akwa Ibom
  • 106. Ekoi = Cross River
  • 107. Ekpeye = Rivers State
  • 108. Engenni = Rivers State
  • 109. Epie = Rivers State
  • 110. Esan = Edo State
  • 111. Etche = Rivers State
  • 112. Etolu = Benue State
  • 113. Etsako = Edo State
  • 114. Etung = Cross River
  • 115. Etuno = Edo State
  • 116. Palli = Adamawa State
  • 117. Fulani = Bauchi State, Borno State,Jigawa etc.
  • 118. Fyam (Fyem) = Plateau State
  • 119. Fyer(Fer) = Plateau State
  • 120. Ga'anda = Adamawa State
  • 121. Gade = Niger State
  • 122. Galambi = Bauchi Stat
  • 123. Gamergu-Mulgwa = Borno State
  • 124. Qanawuri = Plateau State
  • 125. Gavako = Borno State
  • 126. Gbedde = Kogi State
  • 127. Gengle = Taraba State
  • 128. Geji = Bauchi State
  • 129. Gera = Bauchi State
  • 130. Geruma = Plateau State
  • 131. Gerumawa = Bauchi State
  • 132. Gingwak = Bauchi State
  • 133. Gira = Adamawa State
  • 134. Gizigz = Adamawa State
  • 135. Goernai = Plateau State
  • 136. Igbo = Enugu,Imo,Abia,Anambra etc
  • 137. Gombi = Adamawa State
  • 138. Gornun = Taraba State
  • 139. Gonia = Taraba State
  • 140. Gubi = Bauchi State
  • 141. Gude = Adamawa State
  • 42. Gudu = Adamawa State
  • 143. Gure = Kaduna State
  • 144. Gurmana = Niger State
  • 145. Gururntum = Bauchi State
  • 146. Gusu = Plateau State
  • 147. Attakar = Kaduna State
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  • 148. Auyoka = Jigawa State
  • 149. Awori = Lagos State, Ogun State
  • 150. Ayu = Kaduna State
  • 151. Babur = Adamawa State, Borno State,Taraba State, Yobe State
  • 152. Dangsa = Taraba State
  • 153. Daza = Bauchi State
  • 154. Degema = Rivers State
  • 155. Deno = Bauchi State
  • 156. Dghwede = Borno State
  • 157. Gwa = Adamawa State
  • 158. Gwamba = Adamawa State
  • 159. Gwandara = Kaduna State, Niger State
  • Gwari = Kaduna State, Niger State, Plateau State
  • 160. Igala = Kogi State, Anambra State , Edo State
  • 161. Ijumu = Kogi State
  • 162. Ika = Delta State
  • 163. Ikom = Cross River State
  • 164. Ikwerre = Rivers State
  • 165. Irigwe = Plateau State
  • 166. Isoko = Delta State
  • 167. Isekiri = Delta State
  • 168. Iyala = Cross River State
  • 169. Izondjo = Bayelsa State, Delta State, Ondo State
  • 170. Jahuna = Taraba State
  • 171. Jaku = Bauchi State
  • 172. Jara = Bauchi State
  • 173. Jere = Bauchi State , Plateau State
  • 174. Jero = Taraba State
  • 175. Jibu = Adamawa State
  • 176. Gwom = Taraba State
  • 177. Gwoza = Borno State
  • 178. Gyem = Bauchi State
  • 179. Ham = Kaduna State
  • 180. Hausa = Bauchi State, Borno State, Jigawa etc
  • 181. Higi = Borno State, Adamawa State
  • 182. Holma = Adamawa State
  • 183. Hona = Adamawa State
  • 184. Ibeno = Akwa lbom State
  • 185. Ibibio = Akwa lbom State
  • 186. Ichen = Adamawa State
  • 187. Idoma = Benue State, Nassarawa State
  • 188. Jimbin = Bauchi State
  • 189. Jirai = Adamawa State
  • 190. Jonjo = Taraba State
  • 191. Jukun = Bauchi State, Benue State, Taraba State 
  • 192. Kaba = Taraba State
  • 193. Kadara = Taraba State
  • 194. Waja = Bauchi State
  • 195. Waka = Taraba State
  • 196. Warja = Jigawa State
  • 197. Warji = Bauchi State
  • 198. Wula = Adamawa State
  • 199. Wurbo = Adamawa State
  • 200. Wurkun = Taraba State
  • 201. Yache = Cross River State
  • 202. Yagba = Kogi State
  • 203. Yakurr = Cross River State
  • 204. Yalla = Benue Stat

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  • 205. Yandang = Taraba State, Adamawa State
  • 206. Yergan = Plateau State
  • 207. Yoruba = Ekiti State, Kogi State, Kwara State etc 
  • 208. Yott = Taraba State
  • 209. Zayam = Bauchi State
  • 210. Zul = Bauchi State
  • 211. Kafanchan = Kaduna State
  • 212. Kagoro = Kaduna Stat
  • 213. Kaje = Kaduna State
  • 214. Kajuru = Kaduna State
  • 215. Kaka = Adamawa State
  • 216. Kamaku = Kaduna State , Kebbi State , Niger State
  • 217. Kambari = Kebbi State, Niger State
  • 218. Kambu = Adamawa State
  • 219. Kamwe
  • 210. Kirfi = Bauchi State
  • 211. Koma = Taraba State
  • 212. Kona = Taraba State
  • 213. Koro = Kaduna State, Niger State
  • 214. Kubi = Bauchi State
  • 215. Kudachano = Bauchi State
  • 216. Kugama = Taraba State
  • 217. Kulere (Kaler) = Plateau State
  • 218. Kunini = Taraba State
  • 219. Kurama = Jigawa State , Kaduna State 
  • 220. Kurdul = Adamawa State
  • 221. Kushi = Bauchi State
  • 222. Kuteb = Taraba State
  • 223. Kutin = Taraba State
  • 224. Kwalla = Plateau State
  • 225. Kwami = Bauchi State
  • 226. Kwanchi = Taraba State,Bauchi State
  • 227. Kamwe = Adamawa State
  • 228. Kanakuru = Adamawa State , Borno State
  • 229. Kanembu = Borno State
  • 230. Kanikon = Kaduna State

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  • 231. Kantana = Plateau State
  • 232. Kanuri = Kaduna State , Adamawa State 
  • 233. Karekare = Bauchi State , Yobe State
  • 234. Karimjo = Taraba State
  • 235. Kariya = Bauchi State
  • 236. Katab = Kaduna State
  • 237. Kenern = Plateau State
  • 238. Kenton = Taraba State
  • 239. Kiballo = Kaduna State
  • 240. Kilba = Adamawa State
  • 241. Kwanka  = Bauchi State,Plateau State
  • 242. Kwaro = Plateau State
  • 243. Kwato = Plateau State
  • 244. Kyenga  = Sokoto State
  • 245. Laaru = Niger State
  • 246. Lakka = Adamawa State
  • 247. Lala = Adamawa State
  • 248. Lama = Taraba State
  • 249. Lamja=  Taraba State
  • 250. Lau = Taraba State
  • 251. Ubbo = Adamawa State
  • 252. Limono = Bauchi State , Plateau State
  • 253. Mbube Cross River State
  • 254. Mbula = Adamawa State
  • 255. Mbum = Taraba State
  • 256. Memyang = Plateau State
  • 257. Miango = Plateau State
  • 258. Miligili = Plateau State
  • 259. Miya = Bauchi State
  • 260. Mobber = Borno State
  • 261. Montol = Plateau State
  • 262. Moruwa = (Moro'a, Morwa) Kaduna State
  • 263. Muchaila = Adamawa State
  • 264. Mumuye = Taraba State
  • 265. Mundang = Adamawa State
  • 266. Munga = (Mupang) Plateau State
  • 267. Mushere = Plateau State
  • 268. Mwahavul = (Mwaghavul) Plateau State
  • 269. Ndoro = Taraba State
  • 270. Ngas = Plateau State
  • 271. Ngizim = Yobe State
  • 272. Ngweshe = Adamawa State , Borno State
  • 273. Nyam = Taraba State
  • 274. Ningi = Bauchi State
  • 275. Ninzam = 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 , Kwara State , Kogi State
  • 282. Nyandang = Taraba State
  • 283. Lopa = Niger State
  • 284. Longuda = Adamawa State,Bauchi State
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  • 285. Mada = Kaduna State, Plateau State
  • 286. Mama = Plateau State
  • 287. Mambilla = Adamawa State
  • 288. Manchok = Kaduna State
  • 289. Mandara = Borno State
  • 290. Manga = Yobe State
  • 291. Margi = Adamawa State , Borno State
  • 292. Matakarn = Adamawa State
  • 293. Mbembe = Cross River State
  • 294. Mbol = Adamawa State
  • 295. Ododop = Cross River
  • 296. Ogori =  Kogi State
  • 297. Ogba = Rivers State
  • 298. Okobo = Akwa lbom State
  • 299. Okpamheri = Edo State
  • 300. Olulumo = Cross River State
  • 301. Olukumi = Delta State
  • 302. Oron = Akwa lbom State
  • 303. Owan = Edo State
  • 304. Owe = Kogi State
  • 305. Uncinda = Kaduna State, Kebbi State, Niger State
  • 306. Uneme = Edo State
  • 307. Ura = (Ula) Niger State
  • 308. Urhobo = Delta State
  • 309. Utonkong = Benue State
  • 310. Uyanga = Cross River State
  • 311. Vemgo = Adamawa State
  • 312. Verre = Adamawa State
  • 313. Vommi = Taraba State
  • 314. Wagga = Adamawa State
  • 315. Oworo = Kogi State
  • 316. Pa'a = Bauchi State
  • 317. Pai = Plateau State
  • 318. Panyam = Taraba State
  • 319. Pero = Bauchi State
  • 320. Pire = Adamawa State
  • 321. Pkanzom = Taraba State
  • 322. Poll = Taraba State
  • 323. Polchi Habe = Bauchi State
  • 324. Pongo (Pongu) = Niger State
  • 325. Rishuwa = Kaduna State
  • 326. Ron = Plateau State
  • 327. Rubu = Niger State
  • 328. Rukuba = Plateau State
  • 329. Rumada = Kaduna State
  • 330. Rumaya = Kaduna State

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  • 331. Sakbe = Taraba State
  • 332. Sanga = Bauchi State
  • 333. Sate = Taraba State
  • 334. Saya = Bauchi State, Kaduna State
  • 335. Segidi = Bauchi State
  • 336. Shanga = Sokoto State
  • 337. Potopo = Taraba State
  • 338. Pyapun = Plateau State
  • 339. Qua = Cross River State
  • 340. Rebina=  (Rebinawa) Bauchi Stat
  • 341. Reshe = Kebbi State, Niger State
  • 342. Rindire = Plateau State
  • 343. Shangawa = Plateau State
  • 344. Shan-Shan = Plateau State
  • 345. Shira = (Shirawa) Kano State
  • 346. Shomo = Taraba State
  • 347. Shuwa = Adamawa State, Borno State
  • 348. Sikdi = Plateau State
  • 349. Siri = Bauchi State
  • 350. Srubu = Kaduna State
  • 351. Sukur = Adamawa State
  • 352. Sura = Plateau State
  • 353. Tangale = Gombe State
  • 354. Tarok = Plateau State ,Taraba State
  • 355. Teme = Adamawa State
  • 356. Tera = Bauchi State, Borno State
  • 357. Teshena = Kano State
  • 358. Tigon = Adamawa State
  • 359. Tikar = Taraba State
  • 360. Tiv = Benue State , Plateau State , Taraba State
  • 361. Tula = Bauchi State
  • 362. Tur = Adamawa State
  • 363. Ufia = Benue State
  • 364. Ukelle = Cross River State
  • 365. Ukwani = (Kwale) Delta State
  • 366. Kana = Rivers State
  • 367. Mabo = Plateau State


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