Hausa. The Hausa people are the largest tribe in Nigeria, making up approximately 25% of the population.
The Efik, Ibibio, and Ijaw (the country’s fourth-largest ethnic group) communities also comprise a substantial segment of the population in that area. Persons of different language backgrounds most commonly communicate in English, although knowledge of two or more Nigerian languages is widespread.
There are three major ethnic groups in Nigeria ( Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo ) with about 250 other ethnic groups commonly referred to as minor ethnic groups.
With an estimated 35 million people in total, Yoruba is undeniably the largest ethnic group in Africa.
Top 10 Most Educated Tribes in Nigeria
Igbo. The Igbo people are descendants of the Nri Kingdom, the oldest in Nigeria. They have many customs and traditions and can be found in southeast Nigeria, consisting of about 18% of the population. This tribe differs from the others in that there is no hierarchical system of governance.
In Nigeria, Igbos inhabit an area referred to as Igboland, which is divided into two sections along the lower River Niger. Since the late 20th century, many Nigeria immigrants have gone to the United States, and many of them are Igbos. It is estimated that more than 2000,000 Igbos live in the United States.
1. San (Bushmen) The San tribe has been living in Southern Africa for at least 30,000 years and they are believed to be not only the oldest African tribe, but quite possibly the world’s most ancient race. The San have the most diverse and distinct DNA than any other indigenous African group.
Igbo people of Nigeria were ranked as the most intelligent tribe of black Africa in a US academic report in 2015.
Bambuti, also called Mbuti, a group of Pygmies of the Ituri Forest of eastern Congo (Kinshasa). They are the shortest group of Pygmies in Africa, averaging under 4 feet 6 inches (137 cm) in height, and are perhaps the most famous.
Lagos Demographics The Yoruba are the dominant ethnic group. There are more than 250 ethnic groups represented in Lagos, however, including the Hausa, Igbo, and Fulani.
Igbo, also called Ibo, people living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria who speak Igbo, a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or Cross River, and northeastern.