List of tribes in Nigeria

Complete List Of Tribes In Nigeria And Their Location

Several people are interested in knowing the List of tribes in Nigeria, especially for educational purposes. Therefore, Infotips has put together a comprehensive list of all tribes in Nigeria and their location i.e. the state they are located in Nigeria.

There are several ethnic groups in Nigeria. The majority of these tribes are the Igbo, Hausa, and the Yoruba which makes up the list of majority tribes in Nigeria.  Within these ethnic groups are several other tribes numbering up to 371. Some of these tribes in Nigeria have their unique culture, dialect, etc. 

So if you are wondering how many tribes do we have in Nigeria there are currently 371 tribes in Nigeria. These 371 tribes are spread all around the states of Nigeria and except you have visited several states in Nigeria you will never know Nigeria has so many tribes amounting to 371.

From my experience in visiting several states and having come across several tribes with their unique culture/dialects and from my findings these are the complete list of tribes in Nigeria.

Complete List of all tribes/language in Nigeria and their location

  1. Abayon -Cross River
  2. Abua (Odual) -Rivers
  3. Achipa (Achipawa) -Kebbi
  4. Adim -Cross River
  5. Adun -Cross River
  6. Affade -Yobe
  7. Afizere -Plateau
  8. Afo -Plateau
  9. Agbo -Cross River
  10. Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk) -Cross River
  11. Akweya-Yachi -Benue
  12. Alago (Arago) -Piateau
  13. Amo -Plateau
  14. Anaguta -Plateau
  15. Anang -Akwa lbom
  16. Andoni -Akwa lbom, Rivers
  17. Angas -Bauchi, Jigawa, Plateau
  18. Ankwei -Plateau
  19. Anyima -Cross River
  20. Attakar (ataka) -Kaduna
  21. Auyoka (Auyokawa) -Jigawa
  22. Awori -Lagos, Ogun
  23. Ayu -Kaduna
  24. Babur -Adamawa, Borno, Taraba, Yobe
  25. Bachama -Adamawa
  26. Bachere -Cross River
  27. Bada -Plateau
  28. Bade -Yobe
  29. Bahumono -Cross River
  30. Bakulung -Taraba
  31. Bali -Taraba
  32. Bambora (Bambarawa) -Bauchi
  33. Bambuko -Taraba
  34. Banda (Bandawa) -Taraba
  35. Banka (Bankalawa) -Bauchi
  36. Banso (Panso) -Adamawa
  37. Bara (Barawa) -Bauchi
  38. Barke -Bauchi
  39. Baruba (Barba) -Niger
  40. Bashiri (Bashirawa) -Plateau
  41. Bassa -Kaduna, Kogi, Niger, Plateau
  42. Batta -Adamawa
  43. Baushi -Niger
  44. Baya -Adamawa
  45. Bekwarra -Cross River
  46. Bele (Buli, Belewa) -Bauchi
  47. Betso (Bete) -Taraba
  48. Bette -Cross River
  49. Bilei -Adamawa
  50. Bille -Adamawa
  51. Bina (Binawa) -Kaduna
  52. Bini -Edo
  53. Birom -Plateau
  54. Bobua -Taraba
  55. Boki (Nki) -Cross River
  56. Bkkos -Plateau
  57. Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa) -Niger
  58. Bole (Bolewa) -Bauchi, Yobe
  59. Botlere -Adamawa
  60. Boma (Bomawa, Burmano) -Bauchi
  61. Bomboro -Bauchi
  62. Buduma -Borno, Niger
  63. Buji -Plateau
  64. Buli -Bauchi
  65. Bunu -Kogi
  66. Bura -Adamawa
  67. Burak -Bauchi
  68. Burma (Burmawa) -Plateau
  69. Buru -Yobe
  70. Buta (Butawa) -Bauchi
  71. Bwall -Plateau
  72. Bwatiye -Adamawa
  73. Bwazza -Adamawa
  74. Challa -Plateau
  75. Chama (Chamawa Fitilai) -Bauchi
  76. Chamba -Taraba
  77. Chamo -Bauchi
  78. Chibok (Chibbak) -Yobe
  79. Chinine -Borno
  80. Chip -Plateau
  81. Chokobo -Plateau
  82. Chukkol -Taraba
  83. Daba -Adamawa
  84. Dadiya -Bauchi
  85. Daka -Adamawa
  86. Dakarkari -Niger, Kebbi
  87. Danda (Dandawa) -Kebbi
  88. Dangsa -Taraba
  89. Daza (Dere, Derewa) -Bauchi
  90. Degema -Rivers
  91. Deno (Denawa) -Bauchi
  92. Dghwede -Bomo
  93. Diba -Taraba
  94. Doemak (Dumuk) -Plateau
  95. Ouguri -Bauchi
  96. Duka (Dukawa) -Kebbi
  97. Duma (Dumawa) -Bauchi
  98. Ebana (Ebani) -Rivers
  99. Ebira (lgbirra) -Edo, Kogi, Ondo
  100. Ebu -Edo, Kogi
  101. Efik -Cross River
  102. Egbema -Rivers
  103. Egede (lgedde) -Benue
  104. Eggon -Plateau
  105. Egun (Gu) -Lagos,Ogun
  106. Ejagham -Cross River
  107. Ekajuk -Cross River
  108. Eket -Akwa Ibom
  109. Ekoi -Cross River
  110. Engenni (Ngene) -Rivers
  111. Epie -Rivers
  112. Esan (Ishan) -Edo
  113. Etche -Rivers
  114. Etolu (Etilo) -Benue
  115. Etsako -Edo
  116. Etung -Cross River
  117. Etuno -Edo
  118. Palli -Adamawa
  119. Pulani (Pulbe) -Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa , Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi , Niger, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, etc.
  120. Fyam (Fyem) -Plateau
  121. Fyer(Fer) -Plateau
  122. Ga’anda -Adamawa
  123. Gade -Niger
  124. Galambi -Bauchi
  125. Gamergu-Mulgwa -Borno
  126. Qanawuri -Plateau
  127. Gavako -Borno
  128. Gbedde -Kogi
  129. Gengle -Taraba
  130. Geji -Bauchi
  131. Gera (Gere, Gerawa) -Bauchi
  132. Geruma (Gerumawa) -Plateau
  133. Geruma (Gerumawa) -Bauchi
  134. Gingwak -Bauchi
  135. Gira -Adamawa
  136. Gizigz -Adamawa
  137. Goernai -Plateau
  138. Gokana (Kana) -Rivers
  139. Gombi -Adamawa
  140. Gornun (Gmun) -Taraba
  141. Gonia -Taraba
  142. Gubi (Gubawa) -Bauchi
  143. Gude -Adamawa
  144. Gudu -Adamawa
  145. Gure -Kaduna
  146. Gurmana -Niger
  147. Gururntum -Bauchi
  148. Gusu -Plateau
  149. Gwa (Gurawa) -Adamawa
  150. Gwamba Adamawa
  151. Gwandara -Kaduna, Niger, Plateau
  152. Gwari (Gbari) -Kaduna, Niger, Abuja, Plateau
  153. Gwom -Taraba
  154. Gwoza (Waha) -Borno
  155. Gyem -Bauchi
  156. Hausa: -Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna,Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Niger,Taraba, Sokoto, Zamfara etc
  157. Higi (Hig) -Borno, Adamawa
  158. Holma -Adamawa
  159. Hona -Adamawa
  160. Ibeno -Akwa lbom
  161. Ibibio -Akwa lbom
  162. Ichen -Adamawa
  163. Idoma -Benue, Taraba
  164. Igala -Kogi
  165. lgbo: -Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi,Enugu, Imo, Rivers
  166. ljumu -Kogi
  167. Ikorn -Cross River
  168. Irigwe -Plateau
  169. Isoko -Delta
  170. lsekiri (Itsekiri) -Delta
  171. lyala (lyalla) -Cross River
  172. lzondjo -Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo, Rivers
  173. Jaba -Kaduna
  174. Jahuna (Jahunawa) -Taraba
  175. Jaku -Bauchi
  176. Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse) -Bauchi
  177. Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa) -Bauchi, Plateau
  178. Jero -Taraba
  179. Jibu -Adamawa
  180. Jidda-Abu -Plateau
  181. Jimbin (Jimbinawa) -Bauchi
  182. Jirai -Adamawa
  183. Jonjo (Jenjo) -Taraba
  184. Jukun -Bauchi, Benue,Taraba, Plateau
  185. Kaba(Kabawa) -Taraba
  186. Kadara -Taraba
  187. Kafanchan -Kaduna
  188. Kagoro -Kaduna
  189. Kaje (Kache) -Kaduna
  190. Kajuru (Kajurawa) -Kaduna
  191. Kaka -Adamawa
  192. Kamaku (Karnukawa) -Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger
  193. Kambari -Kebbi, Niger
  194. Kambu -Adamawa
  195. Kamo -Bauchi
  196. Kanakuru (Dera) -Adamawa, Borno
  197. Kanembu -Borno
  198. Kanikon -Kaduna
  199. Kantana -Plateau
  200. Kanuri -Kaduna, Adamawa, Borno, Kano,Niger, Jigawa, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe
  201. Karekare (Karaikarai) -Bauchi, Yobe
  202. Karimjo -Taraba
  203. Kariya -Bauchi
  204. Katab (Kataf) -Kaduna
  205. Kenern (Koenoem) -Plateau
  206. Kenton -Taraba
  207. Kiballo (Kiwollo) -Kaduna
  208. Kilba -Adamawa
  209. Kirfi (Kirfawa) -Bauchi
  210. Koma -Taraba
  211. Kona -Taraba
  212. Koro (Kwaro) -Kaduna, Niger
  213. Kubi (Kubawa) -Bauchi
  214. Kudachano (Kudawa) -Bauchi
  215. Kugama -Taraba
  216. Kulere (Kaler) -Plateau
  217. Kunini -Taraba
  218. Kurama -Jigawa, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau
  219. Kurdul -Adamawa
  220. Kushi -Bauchi
  221. Kuteb -Taraba
  222. Kutin -Taraba
  223. Kwalla -Plateau
  224. Kwami (Kwom) -Bauchi
  225. Kwanchi -Taraba
  226. Kwanka (Kwankwa) -Bauchi, Plateau
  227. Kwaro -Plateau
  228. Kwato -Plateau
  229. Kyenga (Kengawa) -Sokoto
  230. Laaru (Larawa) -Niger
  231. Lakka -Adamawa
  232. Lala -Adamawa
  233. Lama -Taraba
  234. Lamja -Taraba
  235. Lau -Taraba
  236. Ubbo -Adamawa
  237. Limono -Bauchi, Plateau
  238. Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa) -Niger
  239. Longuda (Lunguda) -Adamawa, Bauchi
  240. Mabo -Plateau
  241. Mada -Kaduna, Plateau
  242. Mama -Plateau
  243. Mambilla -Adamawa
  244. Manchok -Kaduna
  245. Mandara (Wandala) -Borno
  246. Manga (Mangawa) -Yobe
  247. Margi (Marghi) -Adamawa, Borno
  248. Matakarn -Adamawa
  249. Mbembe -Cross River, Enugu
  250. Mbol -Adamawa
  251. Mbube -Cross River
  252. Mbula -Adamawa
  253. Mbum -Taraba
  254. Memyang (Meryan) -Plateau
  255. Miango -Plateau
  256. Miligili (Migili) -Plateau
  257. Miya (Miyawa) -Bauchi
  258. Mobber -Borno
  259. Montol -Plateau
  260. Moruwa (Moro’a, Morwa) -Kaduna
  261. Muchaila -Adamawa
  262. Mumuye -Taraba
  263. Mundang -Adamawa
  264. Munga (Mupang) -Plateau
  265. Mushere -Plateau
  266. Mwahavul (Mwaghavul) -Plateau
  267. Ndoro -Taraba
  268. Ngamo -Bauchi, Yobe
  269. Ngizim -Yobe
  270. Ngweshe (Ndhang.Ngoshe-Ndhang) -Adamawa, Borno
  271. Ningi (Ningawa) -Bauchi
  272. Ninzam (Ninzo) -Kaduna, Plateau
  273. Njayi -Adamawa
  274. Nkim -Cross River
  275. Nkum -Cross River
  276. Nokere (Nakere) -Plateau
  277. Nunku -Kaduna, Plateau
  278. Nupe -Niger
  279. Nyandang -Taraba
  280. Ododop Cross River
  281. Ogori -Kwara
  282. Okobo (Okkobor) -Akwa lbom
  283. Okpamheri -Edo
  284. Olulumo -Cross River
  285. Oron -Akwa lbom
  286. Owan -Edo
  287. Owe -Kwara
  288. Oworo -Kwara
  289. Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa) -Bauchi
  290. Pai -Plateau
  291. Panyam -Taraba
  292. Pero -Bauchi
  293. Pire -Adamawa
  294. Pkanzom -Taraba
  295. Poll -Taraba
  296. Polchi Habe -Bauchi
  297. Pongo (Pongu) -Niger
  298. Potopo -Taraba
  299. Pyapun (Piapung) -Plateau
  300. Qua -Cross River
  301. Rebina (Rebinawa) -Bauchi
  302. Reshe -Kebbi, Niger
  303. Rindire (Rendre) -Plateau
  304. Rishuwa -Kaduna
  305. Ron -Plateau
  306. Rubu -Niger
  307. Rukuba -Plateau
  308. Rumada -Kaduna
  309. Rumaya -Kaduna
  310. Sakbe -Taraba
  311. Sanga -Bauchi
  312. Sate -Taraba
  313. Saya (Sayawa Za’ar) -Bauchi
  314. Segidi (Sigidawa) -Bauchi
  315. Shanga (Shangawa) -Sokoto
  316. Shangawa (Shangau) -Plateau
  317. Shan-Shan -Plateau
  318. Shira (Shirawa) -Kano
  319. Shomo -Taraba
  320. Shuwa -Adamawa, Borno
  321. Sikdi -Plateau
  322. Siri (Sirawa) -Bauchi
  323. Srubu (Surubu) -Kaduna
  324. Sukur -Adamawa
  325. Sura -Plateau
  326. Tangale -Bauchi
  327. Tarok -Plateau, Taraba
  328. Teme -Adamawa
  329. Tera (Terawa) -Bauchi, Borno
  330. Teshena (Teshenawa) -Kano
  331. Tigon -Adamawa
  332. Tikar -Taraba
  333. Tiv -Benue, Plateau, Taraba and Nasarawa
  334. Tula -Bauchi
  335. Tur -Adamawa
  336. Ufia -Benue
  337. Ukelle -Cross River
  338. Ukwani (Kwale) -Delta
  339. Uncinda -Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto
  340. Uneme (Ineme) -Edo
  341. Ura (Ula) -Niger
  342. Urhobo -Delta
  343. Utonkong -Benue
  344. Uyanga -Cross River
  345. Vemgo -Adamawa
  346. Verre -Adamawa
  347. Vommi -Taraba
  348. Wagga -Adamawa
  349. Waja -Bauchi
  350. Waka -Taraba
  351. Warja (Warja) -Jigawa
  352. Warji -Bauchi
  353. Wula -Adamawa
  354. Wurbo -Adamawa
  355. Wurkun -Taraba
  356. Yache -Cross River
  357. Yagba -Kwara
  358. Yakurr (Yako) -Cross River
  359. Yalla -Benue
  360. Yandang -Taraba
  361. Yergan (Yergum) -Plateau
  362. Yoruba -(Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi)
  363. Yott -Taraba
  364. Yumu -Niger
  365. Yungur -Adamawa
  366. Yuom -Plateau
  367. Zabara -Niger
  368. Zaranda -Bauchi
  369. Zarma (Zarmawa) -Kebbi
  370. Zayam (Zeam) -Bauchi
  371. Zul (Zulawa) –Bauchi

Conclusion

Now you know the list of all the tribes/languages in Nigeria and where they are located in the country. If you have any observation of you just feel like comment then you can use the comment section below. Thanks.

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