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It may interest you to know that the tribes in Nigeria are more than 350 tribes.

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List Of Tribes In Nigeria

It may interest you to know that the tribes in Nigeria are more than 350 tribes.

In this article, VerseNews has listed all the tribes in Nigeria and the states you can find them.

Specifically, this list contains 384 names of different tribes arranged in alphabetical order. In addition, the states in the country where each is found are also included.

Here are the Full List of Tribes in Nigeria

List Of Tribes In Nigeria

Tribes in Nigeria are so many that it seems pretty impossible to list them all, but we’ve tried our best, and the following are the names of all tribes in Nigeria and their states:

1. Abayon – Cross River State

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2. Abua (Odual) – Rivers State

3. Achipa (Achipawa) – Kebbi State

4. Adara (Kadara) – Kaduna State, Niger State

5. Affade – Yobe State

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6. Afizere – Plateau State

7. Afo (Eloyi) – Nasarawa State

8. Agbo – Cross River State

9. Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk) – Cross River State

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10. Akweya-Yachi – Benue State

11. Alago (Arago) – Nasarawa State

12. Amo – Plateau State

13. Anaguta – Plateau State

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14. Anang – Akwa Ibom State

15. Andoni – Akwa Ibom State, Rivers State

16. Ankwei – Plateau State

17. Anyima – Cross River State

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18. Atyap (Kataf/Katab, Attakar, Kagoro, Kafanchan, Marwa/Manchok) – Kaduna State

19. Auyoka (Sub-Hausa) – Jigawa State

20. Awori – Lagos State, Ogun State

22. Ayu – Kaduna State

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23. Bura-Pabir – Adamawa State, Borno State, Yobe State

24. Bachama – Adamawa State

25. Bachere – Cross River State

26. Bada – Plateau State

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27. Bade – Yobe State

28. Baggara Arabs – Borno State

29. Bahumono – Cross River State

30. Bakulung – Taraba State

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31. Bali – Taraba State

32. Bambora (Bambarawa) – Bauchi State

33. Bambuko – Taraba State

34. Bajju (Kaje, Kajji) – Kaduna State

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35. Banda (Bandawa) – Taraba State

36. Banka (Bankalawa) – Bauchi State

37. Banso (Panso) – Adamawa State

38. Bara (Barawa) – Bauchi State

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39. Barke – Bauchi State

40. Baruba (Batonu) – Kwara State, Niger State

41. Bashiri (Bashirawa) – Plateau State

42. Bassa – Kaduna State, Kogi State, Niger State, Plateau State

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43. Batta – Adamawa State

44. Baushi – Niger State

45. Baya – Adamawa State

46. Bekwarra – Cross River

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47. Bele (Buli, Belewa) – Bauchi State

48. Berom (Birom) – Plateau State

49. Betso (Bete) – Taraba State

50. Bette – Cross River State

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51. Bilei – Adamawa State

52. Bille – Rivers State

53. Bina (Binawa) – Kaduna State

54. Bini (Edo) – Edo State

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55. Bobua – Taraba State

56. Boki (Nki) – Cross River State

57. Bokkos – Plateau State

58. Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa) – Niger State

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59. Bole (Bolewa) – Bauchi State, Gombe State, Yobe State

60. Botlere – Adamawa State

61. Boma (Bomawa, Burmano) – Bauchi State

62. Bomboro – Bauchi State

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63. Buduma – Borno State,

64. Buji – Plateau State

65. Buli – Bauchi State

66. Bunu – Kogi State

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67. Bura-Pabir – Adamawa State, Borno State, Yobe State

68. Burak – Bauchi State

69. Burma (Burmawa) – Plateau State

70. Buru – Yobe State

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71. Buta (Butawa) – Bauchi State

72. Bwall – Plateau State

73. Bwatiye – Adamawa State

74. Bwazza – Adamawa State

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75. Challa – Plateau State

76. Chama (Chamawa Fitilai) – Bauchi State

77. Chamba – Taraba State

78. Chamo – Bauchi State

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79. Chibok (Kibaku people) – Borno State, Yobe State

80. Chinine – Borno State

81. Chip – Plateau State

82. Chokobo – Plateau State

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83. Chukkol – Taraba State

84. Daba – Adamawa State

85. Dadiya – Bauchi State

86. Daka – Adamawa State

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87. Dakarkari – Kebbi State, Niger State

88. Danda (Dandawa) – Kebbi State

89. Dangsa – Taraba State

90. Daza (Dere, Derewa) – Bauchi State

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91. Deno (Denawa) – Bauchi State

92. Dghwede – Borno State

93. Diba – Taraba State

94. Doemak (Dumuk) – Plateau State

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95. Ouguri – Bauchi State

96. Duka (Dukawa) – Kebbi State

97. Dundudun (Dunka) – Taraba State

98. Duma (Dumawa) – Bauchi State

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99. Ebana (Ebani) – Rivers State

100 Ebira – Edo State, Kogi State, Ondo State

101. Ebu – Edo State, Kogi State

102. Efik – Cross River State

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103. Egbema – Rivers State

104. Egede (Igede) – Benue State, Cross River State

105. Eggon – Nasarawa State

106. Egun (Gu) – Lagos State, Ogun State

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107. Ejagham – Cross River State

108. Ekajuk – Cross River State

109. Eket – Akwa Ibom

110. Ekoi – Cross River State

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111. Ekpeye – Rivers State

112. Engenni (Ngene) – Rivers State

113. Epie – Bayelsa State

114. Esan (Ishan) – Edo State

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115. Esit Ekid – Akwa Ibom State

116. Etche -Rivers State

117. Etolu (Etilo) – Benue State

118. Etsako – Edo State

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119. Etung – Cross River State

120. Etuno – Edo State

121. Palli – Adamawa State

122. Fulani (Fulbe) – Adamawa State, Bauchi State, Borno State, Gombe State, Jigawa State, Kaduna State, Kano State, Katsina State, Kebbi State, Kwara State, Niger State, Plateau State, Sokoto State, Taraba State, Yobe State, Zamfara State

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123. Fyam (Fyem) – Plateau State

124. Fyer (Fer) – Plateau State

125. Ga’anda – Adamawa State

126. Gade – Niger State, Nasarawa State

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127. Galambi – Bauchi State

128. Gamergu-Mulgwa – Borno State

129. Ganawuri – Plateau State

130. Gavako – Borno State

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131. Gbedde – Kogi State

132. Gengle – Taraba State

133. Geji – Bauchi State

134. Gera (Gere, Gerawa) – Bauchi State

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135. Geruma (Gerumawa) – Plateau State, Bauchi State

136. Gingwak – Bauchi State

137. Gira – Adamawa State

138. Gizigz – Adamawa State

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139. Goemai – Plateau State

140. Gokana (Kana) – Rivers State

141. Gombi – Adamawa State

142. Gornun (Gmun) – Taraba State

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143. Gonia – Taraba State

144. Gubi (Gubawa) – Bauchi State

145. Gude – Adamawa State

146. Gudu – Adamawa State

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147. Gure – Kaduna State

148. Gurmana – Niger State

149. Gururntum – Bauchi State

150. Gusu – Plateau State

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151. Gwa (Gurawa) – Adamawa State

152. Gwamba – Adamawa State

153. Gwandara – Kaduna State, Niger State, Federal Capital Territory, Naarawa State

154. Gwari (Gbagyi) – Kaduna State, Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nasarawa State, Niger State, Kogi State

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155. Gwong (Kagoma) – Kaduna State

156. Gwom – Taraba State

157. Gwoza (Waha) – Borno State

158. Gyem – Bauchi State

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159. Ham (Hyam, Jaba, Jabba) – Kaduna State

160. Hausa – Bauchi State, Borno State, Jigawa State, Kaduna State, Kano State, Katsina State, Kebbi State, Sokoto State, Taraba State, Adamawa State, Gombe State, Plateau State, Yobe State, Zamfara State

161. Holma – Adamawa State

162. Hona – Adamawa State

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163. Ibani – Rivers State

164. Ibeno – Akwa Ibom State

165. Ibibio – Akwa Ibom State

166. Ichen – Adamawa State

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167. Idoma – Benue State, Cross River State, Kogi State, Nassarawa State

168. Igala – Kogi State

169. Igbo – Abia State, Anambra State, Delta State, Ebonyi State, Enugu State, Imo State, Rivers State

170. Ijumu – Kogi State

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171. Ika – Delta State, Edo State

172. Ikom – Cross River State

173. Ikwerre – Rivers State

174. Irigwe – Plateau State

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175. Iman – Akwa Ibom State

176. Isoko – Delta State, Bayelsa State

177. Itsekiri (Isekiri) – Delta State, Edo State, Ogun State

178. Itu – Akwa Ibom State

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179. Itu Mbio Uso – Akwa Ibom State

180. Iyala (Iyalla) – Cross River State

181. Izon (Ijaw) – Bayelsa State, Delta State, Edo State, Ondo State, Rivers State

182. Jahuna (Jahunawa) – Taraba State

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183. Jaku – Bauchi State

184. Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse) – Bauchi State

185. Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa) – Bauchi State, Plateau State

186. Jero – Taraba State

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187. Jibu – Adamawa State

188. Jidda-Abu – Plateau State

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189. Jimbin (Jimbinawa) – Bauchi State

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190. Jirai – Adamawa State

191. Joinkrama – Rivers State

192. Jonjo (Jenjo) – Taraba State

193. Jukun – Bauchi State, Benue State, Plateau State, Taraba State

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194. Kaba (Kabawa) – Taraba State

195. Kalabari – Rivers State

196. Kajuru (Kajurawa) – Kaduna State

197. Kaka – Adamawa State

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198. Kamaku (Karnukawa) – Kaduna State, Kebbi State, Niger State

199. Kambari – Kebbi State, Niger State

200. Kambu – Adamawa State

201. Kamwe – Adamawa State, Borno State

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202. Kanakuru (Dera) – Adamawa State, Borno State

203. Kanembu – Borno State

204. Kanikon – Kaduna State

205. Kantana – Plateau State

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206. Kanuri – Adamawa State, Borno State, Taraba State, Yobe State

207. Karekare (Karaikarai) – Bauchi State, Yobe State

208. Karimjo – Taraba State

209. Kariya – Bauchi State

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210. Ke – Rivers State

211. Kenern (Koenoem) – Plateau State

212. Kenton – Taraba State

213. Kiballo (Kiwollo) – Kaduna State

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214. Kilba – Adamawa State

215. Kirfi (Kirfawa) – Bauchi State

216. Kodei – Taraba State

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217. Kona – Taraba State

218. Kono – Kaduna State

219. Koro (Kwaro) – Kaduna State, Niger State

220. Kubi (Kubawa) – Bauchi State

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221. Kudachano (Kudawa) – Bauchi State

222. Kugama – Taraba State

223. Kugbo – Rivers State

224. Kulere (Kaler) – Plateau State

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225. Kunini – Taraba State

226. Kurama(Akurmi) – Kaduna State, Jigawa State

227. Kurdul – Adamawa State

228. Kushi – Bauchi State

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229. Kuteb – Taraba State

230. Kutin – Taraba State

231. Kwalla – Plateau State

232. Kwami (Kwom) – Bauchi State

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233. Kwanchi – Taraba State

234. Kadung – Bauchi State, Plateau State

235. Kwaro – Plateau State

236. Kwato – Plateau State

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237. Kyenga (Kengawa) – Kebbi State

238. Laaru (Larawa) – Niger State

239. Lakka – Adamawa State

240. Lala – Adamawa State

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241. Lama – Taraba State

242. Lamja – Taraba State

243. Lau – Taraba State

244. Limono – Bauchi State, Plateau State

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245. Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa) – Niger State

246. Longuda (Lunguda) – Adamawa State, Bauchi State

247. Mabo – Plateau State

248. Mada – Kaduna State, Plateau State

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249. Mama – Plateau State

250. Mambilla – Adamawa State

251. Mandara (Wandala) – Borno State

252. Manga (Mangawa) – Yobe State

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253. Margi (Marghi) – Adamawa State, Borno State

254. Mafa (Mofa) – Adamawa State, Borno State

255. Mbembe – Cross River State, Enugu State

256. Mbol – Adamawa State

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257. Mbube – Cross River State

258. Mbula – Adamawa State

259. Mbum – Taraba State

260. Memyang (Meryan) – Plateau State

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261. Milighili (Mighili) – Plateau State

262. Miya (Miyawa) – Bauchi State

263. Mobber – Borno State

264. Montol – Plateau State

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265. Moruwa (Moro’a, Morwa) – Kaduna State

266. Muchaila – Adamawa State

267. Mumuye – Taraba State

268. Mundang – Adamawa State

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269. Munga (Lelau) – Taraba State

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270. Munga (Mupang) – Plateau State

271. Mupun – Plateau State

272. Mushere – Plateau State

273. Mwahavul (Mwaghavul) – Plateau State

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274. Ndoro – Taraba State

275. Ngas (Angas) – Plateau State, Bauchi State

276. Ngizim – Yobe State

277. Ngweshe – (Ndhang.Ngoshe-Ndhang) Adamawa State, Borno State

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278. Nyiffon – Benue State

279. Ningi (Ningawa) – Bauchi State

280. Ninzam (Ninzo) – Kaduna State, Plateau State

281. Njayi – Adamawa State

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282. Nkim – Cross River State

283. Nkum – Cross River State

284. Nokere (Nakere) – Plateau State

285. Nunku – Kaduna State, Plateau State

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286. Nupe – Kogi State, Kwara State, Niger State

287. Nyam – Taraba State

288. Nyandang – Taraba State

289. Obolo – Rivers State, Akwa Ibom

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290. Ododop – Cross River

291. Ogori – Kogi State

292. Ogoni – Akwa Ibom State, Rivers State

293. Ogba – Rivers State

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294. Okobo (Okkobor) – Akwa Ibom State

295. Okirika – Rivers State

296. Okpamheri – Edo State

297. Olukumi – Delta State

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298. Oron – Akwa Ibom State Cross River State

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299. Ososo – Edo State

300. Owan – Edo State

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301. Owe – Kogi State

302. Oworo – Kogi State

303. Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa) – Bauchi State

304. Pai – Plateau State

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305. Panyam – Taraba State

306. Pero – Bauchi State

307. Pire – Adamawa State

308. Pkanzom – Taraba State

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309. Poll – Taraba State

310. Polchi Habe – Bauchi State

311. Pongo (Pongu) – Niger State

312. Potopo – Taraba State

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313. Pyapun (Piapung) – Plateau State

314. Qua – Cross River State

315. Rebina (Rebinawa) – Bauchi State

316. Reshe – Kebbi State, Niger State

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317. Rindire (Rendre) – Plateau State

318. Rishuwa – Kaduna State

319. Ron – Plateau State

320. Rubu – Niger State

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321. Rukuba – Plateau State

322. Rumada – Kaduna State

323. Rumaya – Kaduna State

324. Sakbe – Taraba State

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325. Sanga – Bauchi State

326. Sate – Taraba State

327. Saya (Sayawa Za’ar) – Bauchi State, Kaduna State, Plateau State

328. Segidi (Sigidawa) – Bauchi State

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329. Shanga (Shangawa) – Kebbi State

330. Shangawa (ShanKadunagau) – Plateau State

331. Shan-Shan – Plateau State

332. Shira (Shira) – Bauchi State

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333. Shomo – Taraba State

334. Shuwa – Adamawa State, Borno State, Kaduna State, Yobe State

335. Sikdi – Plateau State

336. Siri (Sirawa) – Bauchi State

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337. Srubu (Surubu) – Kaduna State

338. Sukur – Adamawa State

339. Sura – Plateau State

340. Tangale – Gombe State

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341. Tarok (Yergam) – Plateau State, Taraba State, Nasarawa State

342. Teme – Adamawa State

343. Tera (Terawa) – Bauchi State, Borno State

344. Teshena (Teshenawa) – Kano State

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345. Tigon – Taraba State

346. Tikar – Taraba State

347. Tiv – Benue State, FCT, Nasarawa State, Niger State, Plateau State, Taraba State

348. Tula – Gombe State

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349. Tur – Adamawa State

350. Ubbo – Adamawa State

351. Udekeama – Rivers State

352. Ufia – Benue State

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353. Ukelle – Cross River State

354. Ukwani (Kwale) – Delta State

355. Uncinda – Kaduna State, Kebbi State, Niger State,

356. Uneme (Ineme) – Edo State

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357. Ura (Ula) – Niger State

358. Urhobo – Delta State, Bayelsa State.

359. Utonkong – Benue State

360. Uwanno (Weppa-Wanno) – Edo State

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361. Uyanga – Cross River State

362. Vemgo – Adamawa State

363. Verre – Adamawa State

364. Vommi – Taraba State

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365. Wagga – Adamawa State

366. Waja – Bauchi State

367. Waka – Taraba State

368. Warja (Warja) – Bauchi State

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369. Warji – Bauchi State

370. Wurbo – Adamawa State

371. Wurkun – Taraba State

372. Yache – Cross River State

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373. Yagba – Kogi State

374. Yakurr (Yako) – Cross River State

375. Yalla – Benue State

376. Yandang – Adamawa State, Taraba State

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375. Yoruba – Ekiti State, Kogi State, Kwara State, Lagos State, Ogun State, Ondo State, Osun State, Oyo State

376. Yott – Taraba State

377. Yumu – Niger State

378. Yungur – Adamawa State

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379. Yuom – Plateau State

380. Zabara – Niger State

381. Zaranda – Bauchi State

382. Zarma (Zarmawa) – Kebbi State

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383. Zayam (Zeam) – Bauchi State

384. Zul (Zulawa) – Bauchi State

Tribes in Nigeria: Here you have the complete list of all the tribes in Nigeria. Alongside each tribe listed, you have the state(s) they are found in. So, when you visit any state in Nigeria, don’t be surprised by the number of tribes, festivals, and languages you come across.

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