List of 371 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and their People

List of 371 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria – Nigeria comprises of many ethnic groups, and among these ethnic groups in the county, which are about 371, the Igbo, the Hausa and the Yoruba are the three major ones.

Nevertheless, the Nigeria’s multi-tribal nature can actually put anybody at a loss, and in most cases, it is when these ethnic groups start displaying their own culture, as well as, their own dialects, among others.

Having said that, I will be providing a full list of these ethnic groups in the county, so that we can all see the beauty of this country, and how these ethnic groups unite together to form a country called Nigeria. Below are the list of ethnic groups in Nigeria.

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List of 371 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and their People
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List of 371 Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and their People

1 Abayon is in Cross River

2 Abua (Odual) is in Rivers

3 Achipa (Achipawa) is in Kebbi

4 Adim is in Cross River

5 Adun is in Cross River

6 Affade is in Yobe

7 Afizere is in Plateau

8 Afo is in Plateau

9 Agbo is in Cross River

10 Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk) is in Cross River

11 Akweya-Yachi is in Benue

12 Alago (Arago) is in Piateau

13 Amo is in Plateau

14 Anaguta is in Plateau

15 Anang is in Akwa lbom

16 Andoni is in Akwa lbom, Rivers

17 Angas is in Bauchi, Jigawa, Plateau

18 Ankwei is in Plateau

19 Anyima is in Cross River

20 Attakar (ataka) is in Kaduna

21 Auyoka (Auyokawa) is in Jigawa

22 Awori is in Lagos, Ogun

23 Ayu is in Kaduna

24 Babur is in Adamawa, and Bomo, and Taraba, and Yobe

25 Bachama is in Adamawa

26 Bachere is in Cross River

27 Bada is in Plateau

28 Bade is in Yobe

29 Bahumono is in Cross River

30 Bakulung is in Taraba

31 Bali is in Taraba

32 Bambora (Bambarawa) is in Bauchi

33 Bambuko is in Taraba

34 Banda (Bandawa) is in Taraba

35 Banka (Bankalawa) is in Bauchi

36 Banso (Panso) is in Adamawa

37 Bara (Barawa) is in Bauchi

38 Barke is in Bauchi

39 Baruba (Barba) is in Niger

40 Bashiri (Bashirawa) is in Plateau

41 Bassa is in Kaduna, and Kogi, and Niger, and Plateau

42 Batta is in Adamawa

43 Baushi is in Niger

44 Baya is in Adamawa

45 Bekwarra is in,Cross River

46 Bele (Buli, Belewa) is in Bauchi

47 Betso (Bete) is in,Taraba

48 Bette is in Cross River

49 Bilei is in,Adamawa

50 Bille is in Adamawa

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51 Bina (Binawa) is in Kaduna

52 Bini is in Edo

53 Birom is in Plateau

54 Bobua is in Taraba

55 Boki (Nki) is in Cross River

56 Bkkos is in Plateau

57 Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa) are in Niger

58 Bole (Bolewa) is in Bauchi, and Yobe

59 Botlere is in Adamawa

60 Boma (Bomawa, Burmano) are in Bauchi

61 Bomboro is in Bauchi

62 Buduma is in Borno, Niger

63 Buji is in Plateau

64 Buli is in Bauchi

65 Bunu is in,Kogi

66 Bura is in Adamawa

67 Burak is in Bauchi

68 Burma (Burmawa) is in Plateau

69 Buru is in Yobe

70 Buta (Butawa) is in Bauchi

71 Bwall is in Plateau

72 Bwatiye is in Adamawa

73 Bwazza is in Adamawa

74 Challa is in Plateau

75 Chama (Chamawa Fitilai) is in Bauchi

76 Chamba is in Taraba

77 Chamo is in Bauchi

78 Chibok (Chibbak) is in Yobe

79 Chinine is in Borno

80 Chip is in Plateau

81 Chokobo is in,Plateau

82 Chukkol is in Taraba

83 Daba is in Adamawa

84 Dadiya is in Bauchi

85 Daka is in Adamawa

86 Dakarkari is in,Niger, and Kebbi

87 Danda (Dandawa) is in Kebbi

88 Dangsa -Taraba

89 Daza (Dere, Derewa) is in Bauchi

90 Degema is in Rivers

91 Deno (Denawa) is in Bauchi

92 Dghwede is in Bomo

93 Diba is in Taraba

94 Doemak (Dumuk) is in,Plateau

95 Ouguri is in Bauchi

96 Duka (Dukawa) is in Kebbi

97 Duma (Dumawa) is in,Bauchi

98 Ebana (Ebani) is in Rivers

99 Ebirra (lgbirra) is in Edo, and Kogi, and Ondo

100 Ebu is in Edo, and Kogi

101 Efik is in Cross River

102 Egbema is in Rivers

103 Egede (lgedde) is in Benue

104 Eggon is in Plateau

105 Egun (Gu) is in Lagos,Ogun

106 Ejagham is in Cross River

107 Ekajuk is in Cross River

108 Eket is in Akwa Ibom

109 Ekoi is in Cross River

110 Engenni (Ngene) is in Rivers

111 Epie is in Rivers

112 Esan (Ishan) is in Edo

113 Etche is in Rivers

114 Etolu (Etilo) is in Benue

115 Etsako is in Edo

116 Etung is in Cross River

117 Etuno is in Edo

118 Palli is in Adamawa

119 Pulani (Pulbe) is in Bauchi, and Borno, Jigawa, and Kaduna, and Kano, and Katsina, Kebbi, and Niger, and Sokoto, and Taraba, and Yobe, among others.

120 Fyam (Fyem) is in Plateau

121 Fyer(Fer) -Plateau

122 Ga’anda is in Adamawa

123 Gade is in Niger

124 Galambi is in Bauchi

125 Gamergu-Mulgwa is in Borno

126 Qanawuri is in Plateau

127 Gavako is in Borno

128 Gbedde is in Kogi

129 Gengle is in Taraba

130 Geji is in Bauchi

131 Gera (Gere, Gerawa) are in Bauchi

132 Geruma (Gerumawa) is in Plateau

133 Geruma (Gerumawa) is in Bauchi

134 Gingwak is in Bauchi

135 Gira is in Adamawa

136 Gizigz is in,Adamawa

137 Goernai is in Plateau

138 Gokana (Kana) is in Rivers

139 Gombi is in Adamawa

140 Gornun (Gmun) is in Taraba

141 Gonia is in Taraba

142 Gubi (Gubawa) is in Bauchi

143 Gude is in Adamawa

144 Gudu is in,Adamawa

145 Gure is in Kaduna

146 Gurmana is in Niger

147 Gururntum is in Bauchi

148 Gusu -Plateau

149 Gwa (Gurawa) is in Adamawa

150 Gwamba is in Adamawa

151 Gwandara is in Kaduna, and Niger, and Plateau

152 Gwari (Gbari) is in Kaduna, and Niger, and Abuja, and Plateau

153 Gwom is in Taraba

154 Gwoza (Waha) is in Borno

155 Gyem is in Bauchi

156 Hausa: is in Bauchi, and Borno, and Jigawa, and Kaduna, and Kano, and Kastina, and Kebbi, and Niger, and Taraba, and Sokoto, and Zamfara among others.

157 Higi (Hig) is in Borno, Adamawa

158 Holma is in Adamawa

159 Hona is in Adamawa

160 Ibeno is in Akwa lbom

161 Ibibio is in Akwa lbom

162 Ichen is in Adamawa

163 Idoma is in Benue, and Taraba

164 Igalla is in Kogi

165 lgbo: is in Abia, and Anambra, and Benue, and Delta, and Ebonyi, and Enugu, and Imo, and Rivers

166 ljumu is in Kogi

167 Ikorn is in Cross River

168 Irigwe is in Plateau

169 Isoko is in Delta

170 lsekiri (Itsekiri) is in,Delta

171 lyala (lyalla) is in Cross River

172 lzondjo is in Bayelsa, and Delta, and Ondo, and Rivers

173 Jaba is in Kaduna

174 Jahuna (Jahunawa) is in Taraba

175 Jaku is in Bauchi

176 Jara (Jaar and Jarawa and Jarawa-Dutse) are Bauchi

177 Jere (Jare, and Jera, and Jera, and Jerawa) are in Bauchi, and Plateau

178 Jero is in Taraba

179 Jibu is in Adamawa

180 Jidda-Abu is in Plateau

181 Jimbin (Jimbinawa) is in Bauchi

182 Jirai is in Adamawa

183 Jonjo (Jenjo) is in Taraba

184 Jukun is in Bauchi, and Benue, and Taraba, and Plateau

185 Kaba(Kabawa) is in Taraba

186 Kadara is in Taraba

187 Kafanchan is in Kaduna

188 Kagoro is in Kaduna

189 Kaje (Kache) is in Kaduna

190 Kajuru (Kajurawa) is in Kaduna

191 Kaka is in Adamawa

192 Kamaku (Karnukawa) is in Kaduna, and Kebbi, and Niger

193 Kambari is in Kebbi, and Niger

194 Kambu is in Adamawa

195 Kamo – is in Bauchi

196 Kanakuru (Dera)  is in Adamawa, and Borno

197 Kanembu is in,Borno

198 Kanikon is in,Kaduna

199 Kantana is in Plateau

200 Kanuri is in Kaduna, and Adamawa, and Borno, Kano, and Niger, and Jigawa, and Plateau, and Taraba, and Yobe

201 Karekare (Karaikarai) is in Bauchi, and Yobe

202 Karimjo is in Taraba

203 Kariya is in Bauchi

204 Katab (Kataf) is in Kaduna

205 Kenern (Koenoem) is in Plateau

206 Kenton is in Taraba

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207 Kiballo (Kiwollo) is in Kaduna

208 Kilba is in Adamawa

209 Kirfi (Kirfawa) is in Bauchi

210 Koma is in Taraba

211 Kona is in Taraba

212 Koro (Kwaro) is in Kaduna, and Niger

213 Kubi (Kubawa) is in Bauchi

214 Kudachano (Kudawa) is in Bauchi

215 Kugama is in Taraba

216 Kulere (Kaler) is in Plateau

217 Kunini is in Taraba

218 Kurama is in Jigawa, and Kaduna, and Niger, and Plateau

219 Kurdul is in Adamawa

220 Kushi is in Bauchi

221 Kuteb is in Taraba

222 Kutin is in,Taraba

223 Kwalla is in Plateau

224 Kwami (Kwom) is in Bauchi

225 Kwanchi is in Taraba

226 Kwanka (Kwankwa) is in Bauchi, and Plateau

227 Kwaro is in Plateau

228 Kwato  is in Plateau

229 Kyenga (Kengawa)  is in Sokoto

230 Laaru (Larawa) is in Niger

231 Lakka is in Adamawa

232 Lala is in Adamawa

233 Lama is in,Taraba

234 Lamja is in Taraba

235 Lau is in Taraba

236 Ubbo is in Adamawa

237 Limono is in Bauchi, and Plateau

238 Lopa (Lupa, and Lopawa) are in Niger

239 Longuda (Lunguda) is in Adamawa, and Bauchi

240 Mabo is in Plateau

241 Mada is in Kaduna, and Plateau

242 Mama is in Plateau

243 Mambilla is in Adamawa

244 Manchok is in Kaduna

245 Mandara (Wandala) is in Borno

246 Manga (Mangawa) is in Yobe

247 Margi (Marghi) is in Adamawa, and Borno

248 Matakarn is in Adamawa

249 Mbembe is in Cross River, and Enugu

250 Mbol is in Adamawa

251 Mbube is in,Cross River

252 Mbula  is in Adamawa

253 Mbum is in Taraba

254 Memyang (Meryan) is in Plateau

255 Miango is in Plateau

256 Miligili (Migili) is in Plateau

257 Miya (Miyawa) is in Bauchi

258 Mobber is in Borno

259 Montol is in Plateau

260 Moruwa (Moro’a, and Morwa) are in Kaduna

261 Muchaila is Adamawa

262 Mumuye is in Taraba

263 Mundang is in Adamawa

264 Munga (Mupang) is in Plateau

265 Mushere is in Plateau

266 Mwahavul (Mwaghavul) is in Plateau

267 Ndoro is in Taraba

268 Ngamo is in Bauchi, and Yobe

269 Ngizim is in Yobe

270 Ngweshe (Ndhang and Ngoshe-Ndhang) are in Adamawa, and Borno

271 Ningi (Ningawa) is in Bauchi

272 Ninzam (Ninzo) is in Kaduna, and Plateau

273 Njayi is in Adamawa

274 Nkim is in Cross River

275 Nkum is in Cross River

276 Nokere (Nakere) is in Plateau

277 Nunku is in Kaduna, and Plateau

278 Nupe is in Niger

279 Nyandang is in Taraba

280 Ododop is in Cross River

281 Ogori is in Kwara

282 Okobo (Okkobor) is in Akwa lbom

283 Okpamheri is in Edo

284 Olulumo is in Cross River

285 Oron is in Akwa lbom

286 Owan is in Edo

287 Owe is in Kwara

288 Oworo is in Kwara

289 Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa) is in Bauchi

290 Pai is in Plateau

291 Panyam is in Taraba

292 Pero is in Bauchi

293 Pire is in Adamawa

294 Pkanzom is in Taraba

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295 Poll is in Taraba

296 Polchi Habe is in Bauchi

297 Pongo (Pongu) is in Niger

298 Potopo is in Taraba

299 Pyapun (Piapung) is in Plateau

300 Qua is in Cross River

301 Rebina (Rebinawa) is in Bauchi

302 Reshe is in Kebbi, and Niger

303 Rindire (Rendre) is in Plateau

304 Rishuwa is in Kaduna

305 Ron is in Plateau

306 Rubu is in Niger

307 Rukuba is in Plateau

308 Rumada is in Kaduna

309 Rumaya is in Kaduna

310 Sakbe is in Taraba

311 Sanga is in Bauchi

312 Sate is in Taraba

313 Saya (Sayawa Za’ar) is in Bauchi

314 Segidi (Sigidawa) is in Bauchi

315 Shanga (Shangawa) is in Sokoto

316 Shangawa (Shangau) is in Plateau

317 Shan-Shan is in Plateau

318 Shira (Shirawa) is in Kano

319 Shomo is in Taraba

320 Shuwa is in Adamawa, and Borno

321 Sikdi is in Plateau

322 Siri (Sirawa) is in Bauchi

323 Srubu (Surubu) is in Kaduna

324 Sukur is in Adamawa

325 Sura is in Plateau

326 Tangale is in Bauchi

327 Tarok is in Plateau, and Taraba

328 Teme is in Adamawa

329 Tera (Terawa) is in Bauchi, and Bomo

330 Teshena (Teshenawa) is in Kano

331 Tigon is in Adamawa

332 Tikar is in Taraba

333 Tiv is in Benue, and Plateau, and Taraba and Nasarawa

334 Tula is in Bauchi

335 Tur is in Adamawa

336 Ufia is in Benue

337 Ukelle is in Cross River

338 Ukwani (Kwale) is in Delta

339 Uncinda is in Kaduna, and Kebbi, and  Niger, and Sokoto

340 Uneme (Ineme) is in Edo

341 Ura (Ula) is in Niger

342 Urhobo is in Delta

343 Utonkong is in Benue

344 Uyanga is in Cross River

345 Vemgo is in Adamawa

346 Verre is in Adamawa

347 Vommi is in,Taraba

348 Wagga is in Adamawa

349 Waja is in Bauchi

350 Waka is in Taraba

351 Warja (Warja) is in Jigawa

352 Warji is in Bauchi

353 Wula is in Adamawa

354 Wurbo is in,Adamawa

355 Wurkun is in Taraba

356 Yache is in Cross River

357 Yagba is in Kwara

358 Yakurr (Yako) is in Cross River

359 Yalla is in Benue

360 Yandang is in Taraba

361 Yergan (Yergum) -Plateau

362 Yoruba is in (Kwara, and Lagos, and Ogun, and Ondo, and Oyo, and Osun, and Ekiti, and Kogi)

363 Yott is in Taraba

364 Yumu is in Niger

365 Yungur is in Adamawa

366 Yuom is in Plateau

367 Zabara is in Niger

368 Zaranda is in Bauchi

369 Zarma (Zarmawa) is in Kebbi

370 Zayam (Zeam) is in Bauchi

371 Zul (Zulawa) is in Bauchi

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The above are the complete list of ethnic groups in Nigeria. Nigeria is a multi-ethnic county.

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