How Many Ethnic Groups are in Nigeria?

How Many Ethnic Groups are in Nigeria?

Nigeria has about 250 ethnic groups, but wait Nigeria is the biggest and most populous nation in Africa and accounts for over half of total West Africa’s population. Besides, being the largest in population, it covers a large expanse of landmark having borders with Benin, Ghana, Cameroon, and Chad.

It’s capital Abuja, located in North Central, houses a population of over 1.6 million Nigerians.

Besides, Nigeria is largely diversified in nature as it has 250 ethnic groups scattered all over the country and rich with natural minerals such as Petroleum, tin, limestone, niobium, iron ore, coal, lead, natural gas, zinc and arable land.

Politically, the most populous ethnic group in Nigeria are Hausa and Fulani 29 percent, Yoruba 21 percent, Igbo (Ibo) 18 percent, Ijaw 10 percent, Kanuri 

4 percent, Ibibio 3.5 percent, and Tiv 2.5 percent. 

The official lingua franca in Nigeria is  English, precisely British English.

Other major languages of communication are Hausa/Fulani Igbo (Ibo), and Yoruba.

According to statistics, Nigeria has about 49.3 percent Christians and 49 percent Musilims the remaining 1.7 percent of the population are other religions.

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