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Category : Nigerian Tribes

Nigerian tribes or ethnic groups are an integral part of Nigeria’s overall societal setting. The group you belong to says a whole lot about you.

These are the major Nigerian tribes.

1. Igbo

2. Hausa

3. Yoruba

Once you tribe is known to a person, he or she can rightly make assumptions about you. Your foods, clothing style, behavioral pattern and perception about women, men, children can be easily deduced by anyone.

Nigerian tribes

People are categorized by their tribes in Nigeria. If you are from the Hausa tribe, it is most likely that you would be

1. A Muslim

2. From Northern Nigeria

3. You probably eat foods like tuwo shinkafa and Masa.

4. You must also Speak Hausa language.

5. You may also own a cattle or farmland.

Each of the Nigerian tribes have traits or characters that make them stand out in the society.

There are 371 known tribes in Nigeria. We have the three tribes major and several minor tribes. it is a common perception that the minor groups are mere off shoot of the major groups.

The Igbo man also have certain characteristics that would distinguish him from other ethnic groups.

He would most likely be a Christian

He eats bitterleaf soup, Ugba and Ukwa.

He is into trade or production of goods.

The Igbo tribe is unique in their quest for business adventure.

Other tribes in Nigeria includes – Efik, Fulani, Ijaw, Idoma, Ishekiri, Nupe, Nigel, Kanuri, Nembe, Ibibio, Calabar, Birom, Bini, Bura, Buru,  and more than 300 others.

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I am married to an Igbo man and just wondering what to  make for him. He eats whatever he finds in house but I just want to be able to surprise him once in a while. So What do the Igbo ...

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My second question is still on the same topic - Which is the largest tribe in Nigeria? What part of Nigeria do they reside? the North, East, West or South?

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Which tribe is richest in Nigeria? Just curious, I learned about the three major ones -  Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. which one of the many Nigerian tribes do you consider the wealthiest. Thanks for your feedback

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How many tribes do we have in Nigeria? I am doing a term paper on Nigerian tribes, hence my question. Thanks for answers to previous questions, I a learning so much about Nigeria.

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