Ethnic groups in Nigeria

2017-07-27T18:07:04+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Kanuri people, Itsekiri people, Tiv people, Urhobo people, Zarma people, Ebira people, Ekoi people, Mumuye people, Bade language, Edo people, Ewe people, Bissa people, Igbo Jews, Kotoko people, Fon people, Fula people, Igbo people, Wodaabe, Bariba people, Igala people, Jukun people (West Africa), Ibibio people, Gbagyi people, Efik people, Chamba people, Esan people, Atyap people, Nupe people, Dendi people, Fali people, Isoko people, Mambila, Anlo Ewe, Tarok people, Aro people, Mafa people, Asian Nigerian, Afemai people, Brazilians in Nigeria, Koma in Adamawa, Anaang people, Jobawa, Buduma people, Eloyi people, Igede flashcards Ethnic groups in Nigeria
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  • Kanuri people
    The Kanuri people (Kanouri, Kanowri, also Yerwa and several subgroup names) are an African ethnic group living largely in the lands of the former Kanem and Bornu Empires in Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
  • Itsekiri people
    The Itsekiri' (also called the, Isekiri, "lJekri" Itsekri or Ishekiri or Itsekhiri) are an ethnic group of Nigeria's Niger Delta area, Delta State.
  • Tiv people
    Tiv (sometimes pronounced as Tivi) is an ethno-linguistic group or nation in West Africa.
  • Urhobo people
    The Urhobos are people of southern Nigeria, near the northwestern Niger delta.
  • Zarma people
    The Zarma people (var. Djerma, Zerma, Dyerma, or Zabarma), are a people of westernmost Niger and adjacent areas of Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana and Nigeria.
  • Ebira people
    The Ebira people are an ethno-linguistic group of Nigeria.
  • Ekoi people
    Ekoi people, also known as Ejagham, are an ethnic group in the extreme southeast of Nigeria and extending eastward into Northern Cameroon.
  • Mumuye people
    The Mumuyes are a people of Nigeria.
  • Bade language
    Bade (also spelled Bede, Bedde, or Bode) is a West Chadic language spoken by the Bade people in Yobe State and Jigawa State, Nigeria.
  • Edo people
    Benin Edo or Benin is the name for the place, people and language of an ethnic group in Nigeria.
  • Ewe people
    The Ewe (Ewe: Eʋeawó, lit. "Ewe people"; or Eʋedukɔ́} , lit. "Ewe nation") are an ethnic group located in Togo (formerly French Togoland) and Volta Region, Ghana (formerly British Togoland; both formerly Togoland, the southern part of which was Eweland or Eʋedukɔ́), and southern Benin.
  • Bissa people
    Bissa (or Busanga (singular), Bisa, Busansi (plural)), is a Mande ethnic group of south-central Burkina Faso, northeastern Ghana, northernmost tip of Togo and northern Benin.
  • Igbo Jews
    Igbo Jews are members of the Igbo people of Nigeria who practice a form of Judaism.
  • Kotoko people
    The Kotoko people , also called Mser, Moria, Bara and Makari, are an ethnic group located in northern Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria.
  • Fon people
    The Fon people, or Fon nu, are a major West African ethnic and linguistic group in the country of Benin, and southwest Nigeria, made up of more than 3,500,000 people.
  • Fula people
    The Fula people or Fulani or Fulɓe (Fula: Fulɓe; French: Peul; Hausa: Fulani; Portuguese: Fula; Wolof: Pël; Bambara: Fulaw), numbering approximately 20 million people in total, are one of the most widely dispersed and culturally diverse of the peoples of Africa.
  • Igbo people
    The Igbo people, also erroneously known as the "Ibo people" (because certain Europeans had difficulty making the /ɡ͡b/ sound), are an indigenous linguistic and cultural people of southern Nigeria.
  • Wodaabe
    The Wodaabe (Fula: Woɗaaɓe) or Bororo are a small subgroup of the Fulani ethnic group.
  • Bariba people
    The Bariba people, self designation Baatonu (plural Baatombu), are the principal inhabitants of Borgou Department, Benin, and cofounders of the Borgu kingdom of what is now northeast Benin and northwest Nigeria.
  • Igala people
    Igala are an ethnic group of Nigeria.
  • Jukun people (West Africa)
    Jukun are an ethno-linguistic group or ethnic nation in West Africa.
  • Ibibio people
    The Ibibio are a people of southeastern Nigeria.
  • Gbagyi people
    Gbagyi or Gbari (plural - Agbagyi) is the name and the language of Gbagyi/Gbari ethnic group who are predominantly found in Central Nigeria Area with.
  • Efik people
    The Efik are an ethnic group located primarily in southeastern Nigeria, in the southern part of Cross River State.
  • Chamba people
    The Chamba people of Nigeria and Cameroon speak two distantly related languages: Chamba Leko, of the Leko–Nimbari languages, and Chamba Daka, of the Dakoid languages.
  • Esan people
    The Esan people (Esan: Ẹ̀bhò Ẹ̀sán) are an ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria who speak the Esan language.
  • Atyap people
    The Atyap people, also known as the Kataf by the Hausa people, are an ethnic group that occupy part of the Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria.
  • Nupe people
    The Nupe, traditionally called the Tapa by the neighbouring Yoruba, are an ethnic group located primarily in the Middle Belt and northern Nigeria, and are the dominant group in Niger State, an important minority in Kwara State and present in Kogi State as well.
  • Dendi people
    The Dendi are an ethnic group located in northern Benin and Nigeria, mainly in the plains of the Niger River.
  • Fali people
    The Fali people (called the Bana in Nigeria) are any of several small ethnic groups of west and central Africa.
  • Isoko people
    Isoko people are an ethnolinguistic group that inhabits the Isoko region of Delta State, Nigeria.
  • Mambila
    The Mambilla or Mambila people of Nigeria live on the Mambilla plateau (in 'Sardauna' Local government area of Taraba State in Nigeria).
  • Anlo Ewe
    The Anlo Ewe are a sub-group of the Ewe people of approximately 6 million people, inhabiting southern Togo, southern Benin, southwest Nigeria, and south-eastern parts of the Volta Region of Ghana; meanwhile, a majority of Ewe are located in the entire southern half of Togo and southwest Benin.
  • Tarok people
    The Tarok are an agrarian society in the hills and on the plains southeast of Plateau State in Nigeria.
  • Aro people
    The Aro people or Aros are an Igbo subgroup mixed with Akpa and Ibibio ancestry that originated from the Arochukwu kingdom in present-day Abia state, Nigeria.
  • Mafa people
    The Mafa, also called Matakam, are an ethnic group localized in northern Cameroon and eastern Nigeria.
  • Asian Nigerian
    Asian Nigerians are Nigerian citizens whose ancestry lies within the continent of Asia, most notably China, Philippines, India and Japan.
  • Afemai people
    The Afemai people, also spelled Afenmai are a group of people living in the northern part of Edo State south geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
  • Brazilians in Nigeria
    Brazilians in Nigeria consist mostly of descendants of freed Afro-Brazilian slaves who left Brazil and settled in Nigeria as well as expatriates from Brazil.
  • Koma in Adamawa
    Koma is a relatively primitive hill-dwelling ethnic group in northern Adamawa, in the Atlantika Mountains, which shares a border with southern Cameroun.
  • Anaang people
    The Anaang (also spelled Annang) is a cultural and ethnic group that lives in Southeastern Nigeria.
  • Jobawa
    The Jobawa are a sub clan of the Fulani ethnic group, Primarily found in the old Eastern Kano they were the First Fulani Clan to make contact with the Hausa People.
  • Buduma people
    The Buduma are an ethnic group of Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria who inhabit many of the islands of Lake Chad.
  • Eloyi people
    The Eloyi (also called Afao, Afo, Afu, Aho, Epe, Keffi) are an ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria.
  • Igede
    The Igede people are the third largest ethnic group in present-day Benue State of Nigeria.