How Many Tribes are in Nigeria? See Full List

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This is an exhaustive list of tribal groups in Nigeria, coupled with the states where they are found

How Many Tribes are in Nigeria? See Full List

Name of Ethnic GroupState
AbayonCross River State
Abua (Odual)Rivers State
Achipa (Achipawa)Kebbi State
AdimCross River
AdunCross River
AffadeYobe State
AfizerePlateau State
AfoPlateau State
AgboCross River
Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk)Cross River
Akweya-YachiBenue State
Alago (Arago)Plateau State
AmoPlateau State
AnagutaPlateau State
AnangAkwa lbom State
AndoniAkwa lbom StateRivers State
AngasBauchi State and Plateau State
AnkweiPlateau State
AnyimaCross River
Attakar (ataka)Kaduna State
Auyoka (Sub-Hausa)Jigawa State
AworiLagos State and Ogun State
AyuKaduna State
Babur (Pabir)/BuraBorno state, Adamawa State, Taraba state and Yobe state
BachamaAdamawa State
BachereCross River
BadaPlateau State
BadeYobe State
Baggara ArabsBorno State
BahumonoCross River
BakulungTaraba State
BaliTaraba State
Bambora (Bambarawa)Bauchi State
BambukoTaraba State
Banda (Bandawa)Taraba State
Banka (Bankalawa)Bauchi State
Banso (Panso)Adamawa State
Bara (Barawa)Bauchi State
BarkeBauchi State
Baruba (Barba)Niger State
Bashiri (Bashirawa)Plateau State
BassaKogi State, Kaduna State, Niger State and Plateau State
BattaAdamawa State
BaushiNiger State
BayaAdamawa State
BekwarraCross River
Bele (Buli, Belewa)Bauchi State
Betso (Bete)Taraba State
BetteCross River
BileiAdamawa State
BilleAdamawa State
Bina (Binawa)Kaduna State
Bini (Edo)Edo State
BiromPlateau State
BobuaTaraba State
Boki (Nki)Cross River
BkkosPlateau State
Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa)Niger State
Bole (Bolewa)Bauchi State, Yobe State
BotlereAdamawa State
Boma (Bomawa, Burmano)Bauchi State
BomboroBauchi State
BudumaBorno State,
BujiPlateau State
BuliBauchi State
BunuKogi State
Bura/Babur (Pabir)Adamawa State and Borno State
BurakBauchi State
Burma (Burmawa)Plateau State
BuruYobe State
Buta (Butawa)Bauchi State
BwallPlateau State
BwatiyeAdamawa State
BwazzaAdamawa State
ChallaPlateau State
Chama (Chamawa Fitilai)Bauchi State
ChambaTaraba State
ChamoBauchi State
Chibok (Kibaku)Borno State
ChinineBorno State
ChipPlateau State
ChokoboPlateau State
ChukkolTaraba State
DabaAdamawa State
DadiyaBauchi State
DakaAdamawa State
DakarkariNiger State and Kebbi State
Danda (Dandawa)Kebbi State
DangsaTaraba State
Daza (Dere, Derewa)Bauchi State
DegemaRivers State
Deno (Denawa)Bauchi State
DghwedeBorno State
DibaTaraba State
Doemak (Dumuk)Plateau State
OuguriBauchi State
Duka (Dukawa)Kebbi State
Duma (Dumawa)Bauchi State
Ebana (Ebani)Rivers State
EbiraEdo StateKogi State and Ondo State
EbuEdo State and Kogi State
EbuEdo State and Kogi State
EfikCross River
EgbemaRivers State
Egede (Igedde)Benue State
EggonPlateau State
Egun (Gu)Lagos State and Ogun State
EjaghamCross River
EkajukCross River
EketAkwa Ibom
EkoiCross River
EkpeyeRivers State
Engenni (Ngene)Rivers State
EpieRivers State
Esan (Ishan)Edo State
EtcheRivers State
Etolu (Etilo)Benue State
EtsakoEdo State
EtungCross River
EtunoEdo State
PalliAdamawa State
Fulani (Fulbe)Borno State, Bauchi State, Yobe state, Adamawa state, Kaduna state, Jigawa State , Kano state, Katsina State, , Niger State, Kebbi State, Kwara state, Sokoto state, Taraba State, Yobe State.
Fyam (Fyem)Plateau State
Fyer(Fer)Plateau State
Ga’andaAdamawa State
GadeNiger State
GalambiBauchi State
Gamergu-MulgwaBorno State
QanawuriPlateau State
GavakoBorno State
GbeddeKogi State
GengleTaraba State
GejiBauchi State
Gera (Gere, Gerawa)Bauchi State
Geruma (Gerumawa)Plateau State
Geruma (Gerumawa)Bauchi State
GingwakBauchi State
GiraAdamawa State
GizigzAdamawa State
GoernaiPlateau State
Gokana (Kana)Rivers State
GombiAdamawa State
Gornun (Gmun)Taraba State
GoniaTaraba State
Gubi (Gubawa)Bauchi State
GudeAdamawa State
GuduAdamawa State
GureKaduna State
GurmanaNiger State
GururntumBauchi State
GusuPlateau State
Gwa (Gurawa)Adamawa State
GwambaAdamawa State
GwandaraKaduna StateNiger StatePlateau State
Gwari (Gbagi)Niger State, Kaduna State, Nasarawa state, Plateau Stateand Kogi State, FCT-Abuja
Gwong (Kagoma)Kaduna State
GwomTaraba State
Gwoza (Waha)Borno State
GyemBauchi State
Ham (Hyam, Jaba, Jabba)Kaduna State
HausaSokoto state, Taraba state, Niger state, Katsina state, Kebbi state, Kaduna state, Bauchi StateBorno StateJigawa State,
Higi (Hig)Borno StateAdamawa State
HolmaAdamawa State
HonaAdamawa State
IbenoAkwa lbom State
IbibioAkwa lbom State
IchenAdamawa State
IdomaNassarawa state, Cross River state, Kogi state, Benue State,
IgalaKogi State, Edo state, Anambra State and Edo State
IgboAbia State , Anambra State , Delta State , Rivers State,

Ebonyi StateEnugu State , Imo State

IjumuKogi State
IkaDelta State
IkomCross River State
IkwerreRivers State
IrigwePlateau State
IsokoDelta State
Isekiri (Itsekiri)Delta State
Iyala (Iyalla)Cross River State
Izon (Ijaw)Bayelsa StateDelta StateEdo State ,Ondo State , Rivers State
Jahuna (Jahunawa)Taraba State
JakuBauchi State
Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse)Bauchi State
Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa)Bauchi State , Plateau State
JeroTaraba State
JibuAdamawa State
Jidda-AbuPlateau State
Jimbin (Jimbinawa)Bauchi State
JiraiAdamawa State
Jonjo (Jenjo)Taraba State
JukunBenue State, Bauchi State, Plateau state and Taraba State
Kaba(Kabawa)Taraba State
KadaraKaduna StateNiger State
KafanchanKaduna State
KagoroKaduna State
Kaje (Kache)Kaduna State
Kajuru (Kajurawa)Kaduna State
KakaAdamawa State
Kamaku (Karnukawa)Kaduna State , Kebbi State and Niger State
KambariKebbi StateNiger State
KambuAdamawa State
KamweAdamawa state, Bauchi State and Borno state
Kanakuru (Dera)Adamawa State , Borno State
KanembuBorno State
KanikonKaduna State
KantanaPlateau State
KanuriBorno state, Yobe state and Adamawa State
Karekare (Karaikarai)Bauchi State , Yobe State
KarimjoTaraba State
KariyaBauchi State
Katab (Kataf)Kaduna State
Kenern (Koenoem)Plateau State
KentonTaraba State
Kiballo (Kiwollo)Kaduna State
KilbaAdamawa State
Kirfi (Kirfawa)Bauchi State
KomaTaraba State
KonaTaraba State
Koro (Kwaro)Kaduna StateNiger State
Kubi (Kubawa)Bauchi State
Kudachano (Kudawa)Bauchi State
KugamaTaraba State
Kulere (Kaler)Plateau State
KuniniTaraba State
KuramaKaduna State ,
KurdulAdamawa State
KushiBauchi State
KutebTaraba State
KutinTaraba State
KwallaPlateau State
Kwami (Kwom)Bauchi State
KwanchiTaraba State
Kwanka (Kwankwa)Bauchi State , Plateau State
KwaroPlateau State
KwatoPlateau State
Kyenga (Kengawa)Kebbi State
Laaru (Larawa)Niger State
LakkaAdamawa State
LalaAdamawa State
LamaTaraba State
LamjaTaraba State
LauTaraba State
UbboAdamawa State
LimonoBauchi State , Plateau State
Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa)Niger State
Longuda (Lunguda)Adamawa State , Bauchi State
MaboPlateau State
MadaKaduna StatePlateau State
MamaPlateau State
MambillaAdamawa State
ManchokKaduna State
Mandara (Wandala)Borno State
Manga (Mangawa)Yobe State
Margi (Marghi)Adamawa State , Borno State
MatakarnAdamawa State
MbembeCross River State , Enugu State
MbolAdamawa State
MbubeCross River State
MbulaAdamawa State
MbumTaraba State
Memyang (Meryan)Plateau State
MiangoPlateau State
Miligili (Migili)Plateau State
Miya (Miyawa)Bauchi State
MobberBorno State
MontolPlateau State
Moruwa (Moro’a, Morwa)Kaduna State
MuchailaAdamawa State
MumuyeTaraba State
MundangAdamawa State
Munga (Lelau)Taraba State
Munga (Mupang)Plateau State
MupunPlateau State
MusherePlateau State
Mwahavul (Mwaghavul)Plateau State
NdoroTaraba State
NgasPlateau State
NgizimYobe State
Ngweshe (Ndhang.Ngoshe-

Ndhang)

Adamawa State , Borno State
NyamTaraba State
Ningi (Ningawa)Bauchi State
Ninzam (Ninzo)Kaduna State , Plateau State
NjayiAdamawa State
NkimCross River State
NkumCross River State
Nokere (Nakere)Plateau State
NunkuKaduna State , Plateau State
NupeKogi State, Niger State and Kwara State ,
NyandangTaraba State
OdodopCross River
OgoriKogi State
OgoniRivers State and Akwa Ibom State
OgbaRivers State
Okobo (Okkobor)Akwa lbom State
OkpamheriEdo State
OkpeEdo State
OlulumoDelta State
OlukumiDelta State
OronAkwa lbom State
OwanEdo State
OweKogi State
OworoKogi State
Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa)Bauchi State
PaiPlateau State
PanyamTaraba State
PeroBauchi State
PireAdamawa State
PkanzomTaraba State
PollTaraba State
Polchi HabeBauchi State
Pongo (Pongu)Niger State
PotopoTaraba State
Pyapun (Piapung)Plateau State
QuaCross River State
Rebina (Rebinawa)Bauchi State
ResheKebbi State, Niger State
Rindire (Rendre)Plateau State
RishuwaKaduna State
RonPlateau State
RubuNiger State
RukubaPlateau State
RumadaKaduna State
RumayaKaduna State
SakbeTaraba State
SangaBauchi State
SateTaraba State
Saya (Sayawa Za’ar)Bauchi State, Kaduna State, Plateau State
Segidi (Sigidawa)Bauchi State
Shanga (Shangawa)Kebbi State
Shangawa (ShanKadunagau)Plateau State
Shan-ShanPlateau State
Shira (Shira )Bauchi State
ShomoTaraba State
ShuwaAdamawa State, Borno state,Yobe state, Kaduna state
SikdiPlateau State
Siri (Sirawa)Bauchi State
Srubu (Surubu)Kaduna State
SukurAdamawa State
SuraPlateau State
TangaleGombe State
TarokPlateau State , Taraba State
TemeAdamawa State
Tera (Terawa)Bauchi State, Borno State
Teshena (Teshenawa)Kano State
TigonAdamawa State
TikarTaraba State
TivBenue State , Plateau State , Taraba State
TulaGombe State
TurAdamawa State
UfiaBenue State
UkelleCross River State
Ukwani (Kwale)Delta State
UncindaKaduna State, Kebbi State and Niger State ,
Uneme (Ineme)Edo State
Ura (Ula)Niger State
UrhoboDelta State
UtonkongBenue State
UyangaCross River State
VemgoAdamawa State
VerreAdamawa State
VommiTaraba State
WaggaAdamawa State
WajaBauchi State
WakaTaraba State
Warja (Warja)Bauchi State
WarjiBauchi State
WulaAdamawa State
WurboAdamawa State
WurkunTaraba State
YacheCross River State
YagbaKogi State
Yakurr (Yako)Cross River State
YallaBenue State
YandangTaraba State, Adamawa State
Yergan (Yergum)Plateau State
YorubaEkiti State, Kogi State, Kwara State, Lagos StateOgun State, Ondo State, Osun State, Oyo State
YottTaraba State
YumuNiger State
YungurAdamawa State
YuomPlateau State
ZabaraNiger State
ZarandaBauchi State
Zarma (Zarmawa)Kebbi State
Zayam (Zeam)Bauchi State
Zul (Zulawa)Bauchi State

 




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