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The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by magicjack: 6:18pm On May 30, 2019
This topic may sound strange to some of our hausa, igbo and yoruba brothas who are used to one tribe occupying a whole states or even a whole zone of 6-7 states, but those of us from the southsouth and northcentral will understand what it's like to drive through your state and enter a different tribe's land every 15 mins grin
So I wondered which of us these states even have the most tribes in them, my personal opinion is

1.) Rivers
Ikwerre, kalabari, ogoni, etche, okrika, ibani,etc.......the tribes of rivers are as many as the streets in rivers, port harcourt alone is made up of 3 different tribes, many oda towns exist like dis too in rivers

2.) Delta
igbo, Ijaw, uhrobo, isoko, kwale, tsekiri,etc.......in delta, every direction you look is a diff tribe's land, warri is a good example made of 3 diff tribes, and they re many oda places like dat too, it's rumored some igalas are der too

3.)Crossriver
Efik, ejagam, ukella, yala, bekwarra, etc...... like d name it's lyk every river u cross in the state u enta a new tribes place, some of us may think "there are all calabar pepo, der will understand demselves" believe me, i heard a friend of mine speak bekwarra once, it sounded nothing like the "mkpom mbong" efik dat we know, (no offense o)

4.)Kogi
Geographically being at a centre point in nigeria n sharing borders with bout 10 states, it's no surprise kogi is multi ethnic, the igalas, ebiras, d most popular I know, then some yoruba, igbo, idoma, gwari,etc towns also feature

5.)Benue
Home of Tivs, idomas, igedes, n so many more

6.)Bayelsa
One of the most confusing ethnic groupings to understand is that of bayelsa state, to so many(even those in neighbouring rivers and delta) bayelsa is a monoethnic state made up of only Ijaws, even I thought so until recently when I learned of the ogbias, epies, nembes......... also the uhrobos, isokos n some even say some igbo towns are there

7.)Edo
Bini, esan, etsako, igbanke, ivbe..........along with few ijaw, itsekiri n ika settlements

8.)Akwa-Ibom
Ibibios, annangs, orons, ekets, efiks.......few ijaw and igbo settlements as well

9.)Plateau
I know plateau sud b higher on this list but i don't know most of the tribes der, for those who didn't know plateau is not an Hausa state as you may have felt, there are numerous tribes here, the bassa, berom, goemai, gwara,etc..........few fulanis too

10.)Niger/Kwara/Kaduna/Adamawa/Kebbi

honorable mention
Lagos- despite being yoruba land all 300+ tribes in nigeria are well represented here grin

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Re: The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by fero007: 6:52pm On May 30, 2019
I like dis, it's educative, so dat pepo can stop saying warri boy, calabar girl, pitakwa boy, benin girl, dey sud know the name of the tribe u come from

Are those ibani, okrika, kalabari dat u mentioned not subgroups of ijaw?
Re: The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by beeblack: 7:11pm On May 30, 2019
Plateau state should among first 5 states .

One LGA Comprises of 4 tribes and they couldn't hear themselves unless if they speak Hausa

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Re: The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by fero007: 1:36am On Jun 04, 2019
beeblack:
Plateau state should among first 5 states .

One LGA Comprises of 4 tribes and they couldn't hear themselves unless if they speak Hausa

Though most outsiders wil jus see den as hausa, d igbos n yorubas in particular will agree with u dat all those SS n NC tribes are all diff dialects of the same tribe, for instance Ive meet many who say tins lyk edo, ijaw, warri, uyo,.... all of u are one tribe or all of you r under igbo, dey dont know dat even small isoko, ogoni, oron ve deir own various dialects under them,

Nigerians really need to learn more bout ourselves

I think dis thread sud b moved to travel or culture section

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Re: The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by EdiAbali: 1:59am On Jun 04, 2019
magicjack:
This topic may sound strange to some of our hausa, igbo and yoruba brothas who are used to one tribe occupying a whole states or even a whole zone of 6-7 states, but those of us from the southsouth and northcentral will understand what it's like to drive through your state and enter a different tribe's land every 15 mins grin
So I wondered which of us these states even have the most tribes in them, my personal opinion is

1.) Rivers
Ikwerre, kalabari, ogoni, etche, okrika, ibani,etc.......the tribes of rivers are as many as the streets in rivers, port harcourt alone is made up of 3 different tribes, many oda towns exist like dis too in rivers

2.) Delta
igbo, Ijaw, uhrobo, isoko, kwale, tsekiri,etc.......in delta, every direction you look is a diff tribe's land, warri is a good example made of 3 diff tribes, and they re many oda places like dat too, it's rumored some igalas are der too

3.)Crossriver
Efik, ejagam, ukella, yala, bekwarra, etc...... like d name it's lyk every river u cross in the state u enta a new tribes place, some of us may think "there are all calabar pepo, der will understand demselves" believe me, i heard a friend of mine speak bekwarra once, it sounded nothing like the "mkpom mbong" efik dat we know, (no offense o)

4.)Kogi
Geographically being at a centre point in nigeria n sharing borders with bout 10 states, it's no surprise kogi is multi ethnic, the igalas, ebiras, d most popular I know, then some yoruba, igbo, idoma, gwari,etc towns also feature

5.)Benue
Home of Tivs, idomas, igedes, n so many more

6.)Bayelsa
One of the most confusing ethnic groupings to understand is that of bayelsa state, to so many(even those in neighbouring rivers and delta) bayelsa is a monoethnic state made up of only Ijaws, even I thought so until recently when I learned of the ogbias, epies, nembes......... also the uhrobos, isokos n some even say some igbo towns are there

7.)Edo
Bini, esan, etsako, igbanke, ivbe..........along with few ijaw, itsekiri n ika settlements

8.)Akwa-Ibom
Ibibios, annangs, orons, ekets, efiks.......few ijaw and igbo settlements as well

9.)Plateau
I know plateau sud b higher on this list but i don't know most of the tribes der, for those who didn't know plateau is not an Hausa state as you may have felt, there are numerous tribes here, the bassa, berom, goemai, gwara,etc..........few fulanis too

10.)Niger/Kwara/Kaduna/Adamawa/Kebbi

honorable mention
Lagos- despite being yoruba land all 300+ tribes in nigeria are well represented here grin






Igbo is not a tribe but an ethnic group.

Etche is one of the tribes in Igbo ethnic group
Re: The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by chiemmanuel(m): 7:18am On Jul 20, 2021
Any concrete data on this
I need THIS information badly
Re: The State With The Highest Number Of Tribes by chiemmanuel(m): 7:19am On Jul 20, 2021
Lalasticlala

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