Monday, 6 April 2020

Ethnic Groups In Nigeria



Ethnic Groups In Nigeria

Nigeria is a great country with several ethnic groups, different religion backgrounds, because of their diverse culture, they are able to harbor and accommodate themselves. Nigerian people are always hardworking and try as much as possible not to rely on anyone to make a living themselves. They engage in farming, trade and other businesses that will allow them to put food on their tables. They are also known as great travelers, they can move far and wide from one zone to another, settle down and be plying their trade.


HAUSAS

One of the biggest ethnic group in Nigeria is the Hausas, they dominate the northern part of the country and they make up for 26% of the general population in Nigeria. Most of the Hausas practice Islam as a religion, most of them engage in farming by rearing animals and cultivating crops. They dominate the following states in Nigeria, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano and so on. They are a group that are available in all the nooks and crannies of the country, because they always travel far and wide. Their traditional ruler is addressed as an Emir.

YORUBAS

The Yoruba people make up to 22% of the Nigerian populace, they dominate the south western part of the country. Yoruba people practice many religions, though the majority practice Islam and Christianity while other practice their traditional religions, which they still uphold till today. Most Yoruba people engage in trade and farming, they also do different types of work that are profitable. They dominate the following states in Nigeria, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Lagos and soon. They are also available in all the nooks and crannies of the country in order to ply their trade and make a living. Their traditional ruler is addressed as an Oba

IGBOS
The Igbo people make up to 18% of the Nigerian populace, they dominate the eastern part of the country. Igbo people mainly practice Christianity and other traditional religions, which they still uphold till today. Most Igbo people engage in trade and farming. They dominate the following states in the country, Abia, Anambra, Imo and so on. They always travel far and wide, and are always available in all the nooks and crannies of the country in order to ply their trade and make a living for themselves. Their traditional ruler is addressed as the Igwe.

These are the main ethnic groups we have in Nigeria, it is believed that we have more than over 300 ethnic groups in the country and all of them are living peacefully together. This indeed shows that Nigeria is a great and blessed country.

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