WHAT IS THE POPULATION OF NIGERIA

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is officially the most populous black nation in the world. Popularly known as the giant of Africa, Nigeria is indeed a great nation blessed with abundant mineral resources and a huge population.

Nigerians as citizens of the country are referred too are excellent people making waves all over the globe in diverse field of human endeavor. There are three major tribes in Nigeria, these are; Hausa, Yoruba, and Igbo. These 3 tribes make up the majority of the population although there are over 250 tribes in Nigeria.

Tribes In Nigeria

The full list of all recognized tribes in Nigeria is provided below along with the home states of each tribe.

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, Bomo, 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) -KKadun

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

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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. Ebirra (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, , Kaduna, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi , Niger, Taraba, Yobe, Sokoto 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, Kaduna, Borno, Jigawa,Kano, Kastina, Taraba, Kebbi, Niger, 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 Igalla -Kogi

165 lgbo: -Abia, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Imo, Delta, Enugu, 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 -Ondo, Bayelsa, Delta, 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

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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 -BBauch

196 Kanakuru (Dera) -Adamawa, Borno

197 Kanembu -Borno

198 Kanikon -Kaduna

199 Kantana -Plateau

200 Kanuri -Niger, Kaduna, Adamawa, Kano, Jigawa, Plateau, Borno, 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 -Niger, Kaduna, Jigawa, 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

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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, Bomo

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 -(Oyo, Kwara, Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, 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

What is The Population of Nigeria

Nigeria’s current population is put at over 200 million. The youths account for a large percentage of this population which is very good for the development of the nation.

Conclusion

Nigeria is the most populous black nation in the world and the 7th most populous country in the world. By 2050, it is expected that Nigeria’s population will surpass that of the United States of America, making it the 3rd most populous country in the world.

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