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5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Lelelalalele: 6:25pm On Jun 08
1. Igbo: Igbo, also called Ibo, people living chiefly in southeastern Nigeria who speak Igbo, a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or Cross River, and northeastern. Before European colonization, the Igbo were not united as a single people but lived in autonomous local communities. By the mid-20th century, however, a sense of ethnic identity was strongly developed, and the Igbo-dominated Eastern region of Nigeria tried to unilaterally secede from Nigeria in 1967 as the independent nation of Biafra. By the turn of the 21st century, the Igbo numbered some 20 million.



2. Igala: Igala, also spelled Igara, a largely Muslim people of Nigeria, living on the left bank of the Niger River below its junction with the Benue River. Their language belongs to the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo family. Their ruler, the ata, traditionally also governed two other groups, the Bassa Nge and the Bass Nkome, who live between the Igala and the Benue River.

Traditional Igala society was politically organized as a kingdom. Kings were divine and were surrounded by numerous taboos; they held elaborate courts attended by a host of officials and servants, many of them slaves and eunuchs. All divine kingdoms in Africa had customs that acted as checks on the power of the king. This included a custom in which the queen mother could chastise the king; she was the only individual who was able to do so under the taboo system.

The Igala have been primarily an agricultural people, growing a wide range of crops typical of the area, including yams, taro, pumpkins, squash, corn (maize), manioc, and peanuts (groundnuts). Palm oil and kernels have become significant as cash crops.



3. Fulani: Fulani, also called Peul or Fulbe, a primarily Muslim people scattered throughout many parts of West Africa, from Lake Chad, in the east, to the Atlantic coast. They are concentrated principally in Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Niger. The Fulani language, known as Fula, is classified within the Atlantic branch of the Niger-Congo language family.



4. Kanuri: Kanuri, African people, the dominant element of the population of Bornu state in northeastern Nigeria and also found in large numbers in southeastern Niger. The Kanuri language is classified as belonging to the Saharan branch of the Nilo-Saharan family.



5. Bini: Edo, also called Bini, people of southern Nigeria who speak a language of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Edo numbered about 3.8 million at the turn of the 21st century. Their territory is west of the Niger River and extends from hilly country in the north to swamps in the Niger Delta. Edo is also the vernacular name for Benin City, the centre of the Benin kingdom, which flourished from the 14th to the 17th century.



Source: Britannica..

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by iampeterben(m): 6:26pm On Jun 08
Ah! So no yoruba?
Na fight go shele for this thread now, if it mistakenly gets to frontpage.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Eriokanmi: 6:27pm On Jun 08
You missed number one... YORUBA , sorry

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by OnionBandit(f): 6:28pm On Jun 08
Nonsense list

How Igbo take brave pass fulani?

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BigSarah(f): 6:28pm On Jun 08
Story, Since most IPOB members are trying to handover one of the Best tribes in Africa to a tactless blogger and podcaster... I don't think we deserve to be number one, replace it Fulani(those guys are practically taking turns in over 300 tribes bums)

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by soberdrunk(m): 6:28pm On Jun 08
angry
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by oyin44: 6:31pm On Jun 08
grin grin

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Eriokanmi: 6:33pm On Jun 08
iampeterben:
Ah! So no yoruba?
Na fight go shele for this thread now, if it mistakenly gets to frontpage.
Hahaha. You just read my mind. They kept saying our being more educated and developed was because lagos was a former state capital. Whereas before Lagos, capital was once in the south-south, calabar to be precise. The relics of Lugard and Flora Shaw are still there till today. From there to Lokoja and later Zungeru( northern colonial HQ) before Lagos. All these places never experienced development in spite of the federal presence. Amazingly, they all had waterways too, except Zungeru. Finally, was moved to Abuja...yet all these regions aren't as economically viable as Yorubaland. Academically, we've got no match.

They always say ibos in lagos made it so developed as it is, as if there are no ibos in calabar, lokoja, Abuja, zungeru and other parts of Nigeria too. In kano alone, they're in millions, not to talk of kaduna.

We have the zeal and passion for progress even up to the national level. Most of the federal government ideas today were our initiatives. Yoruba anyday!

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 6:35pm On Jun 08
E-War looming grin cheesy

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Homeboiy: 6:38pm On Jun 08
Ok
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by TooMuchStuff: 6:38pm On Jun 08
Stupid write up.
When is igarra same as Igalla?? Who told them that Igalla are mostly Muslims??

Fulani induced lies from pit of hell

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Ahmeduana(m): 6:43pm On Jun 08
But did you know that the picture of the person that you posted that represent IGALA is a picture of a YORUBA warrior?

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Odingo1: 6:47pm On Jun 08
Eriokanmi:
Hahaha. You just read my mind. They kept saying our being more educated and developed was because lagos was a former state capital. Whereas before Lagos, capital was once in the south-south, calabar to be precise. The relics of Lugard and Flora Shaw are still there till today. From there to Lokoja and later Zungeru( northern colonial HQ) before Lagos. All these places never experienced development in spite if the federal presence. Amazingly, they all had waterways too, except Zumgeru. Finally, was moved to Abuja...yet all these regions aren't as economically viable as Yorubaland. Academically, we've got no match.

They always say ibos in lagos made it so develop as it is, as if there are no ibos in calabar, lokoja, Abuja, zungeru and other parts of Nigeria too. In kano alone, they're in millions, not to talk of kaduna.

We have the zeal and passion for progress even up to the national level. Most of the federal government ideas today were our initiatives. Yoruba anyday!
You are deceiving yourself, Lagos was capital of Nigeria for more than 70 years, all those places you mentioned did not held as capital for more than 2 years. That is when the British was conquering territories before settling in Lagos. Read your history man.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by bastardmod: 6:50pm On Jun 08
OnionBandit:
Nonsense list

How Igbo take brave pass fulani?

Shut up angry

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by bastardmod: 6:51pm On Jun 08
Yes .
Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by ZorGBUooeh: 6:51pm On Jun 08
No Yoruba?

Dem go come here break bottle o, open there wide mouth dey do Ah!Ah!Ah!
Come tell us of how dem ancestors ancestors defeat Alexander the great and Hannibal combined together those days. grin

No jukun,chamba,tiv,ijaw and kebbi?kebbi defeated Fulani's,tuareg,kanuris,songhai,nupes and morrocans

In all Igbos are the modern day warriors

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Eriokanmi: 6:54pm On Jun 08
Odingo1:

You are deceiving yourself, Lagos was capital of Nigeria for more than 70 years, all those places you mentioned did not held as capital for more than 2 years. That is when the British was conquering territories before settling in Lagos. Read your history man.
You are right, Lagos retained the status for much longer . But federal presence didn't play any reasonable role in developing the state or region. Everything was concentrated on ikoyi and some parts of island. The state witnessed development more rapidly after the FCT was moved to abuja and all the MDAs were relocated. I've lived here all my life man

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by BiafIntel: 6:55pm On Jun 08
iampeterben:
Ah! So no yoruba?
Na fight go shele for this thread now, if it mistakenly gets to frontpage.
Bravery and yoruba in the same sentence? You dey mad?

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by ygowon: 6:56pm On Jun 08
No Hausa, no Yoruba? Are they not brave?
Chai! I know say this e-fight today na for sure. Igbos vs other tribes hahaha.

Please, you people should add Yoruba to the list. Except una want this fight to consume nairaland.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Chikarata2020(m): 6:57pm On Jun 08
Igbo's have been the most bravest from time immemorial. From constantly opposing the invasion of white men to fighting the whole world power in the 1967 civil war. Which the so called Nigerians are deceiving themselves that they fought Igbo (Biafra). The only tribe that has the effrontery to fight Fulani's terrorist in their land despite the immerse support of the Federal Government. If I go on to mention a whole day won't be enough

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by sreamsense: 6:58pm On Jun 08
Who made that one number one that has never won any reasonable war except playing victim card? I know OP must be one of the chest beaters. He just did that to raise his ego, nothing more

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Asgard73: 7:01pm On Jun 08
Eriokanmi:
Hahaha. You just read my mind. They kept saying our being more educated and developed was because lagos was a former state capital. Whereas before Lagos, capital was once in the south-south, calabar to be precise. The relics of Lugard and Flora Shaw are still there till today. From there to Lokoja and later Zungeru( northern colonial HQ) before Lagos. All these places never experienced development in spite if the federal presence. Amazingly, they all had waterways too, except Zumgeru. Finally, was moved to Abuja...yet all these regions aren't as economically viable as Yorubaland. Academically, we've got no match.

They always say ibos in lagos made it so develop as it is, as if there are no ibos in calabar, lokoja, Abuja, zungeru and other parts of Nigeria too. In kano alone, they're in millions, not to talk of kaduna.

We have the zeal and passion for progress even up to the national level. Most of the federal government ideas today were our initiatives. Yoruba anyday!


Typical Yoruba gibberish..

Imagine..

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Asgard73: 7:03pm On Jun 08
spearman:
Igbos have never won any war in their entire history. They were defeated and enslave by their delta neighbors and restricted upland and landlocked. Igbos never built any Empire, never built a single great city. Now tell me again how are Igbos number one? They beat chest sotey them go die of collective heart failure.

Seun
Lala..
rule 2

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Chikarata2020(m): 7:06pm On Jun 08
Eriokanmi:
Hahaha. You just read my mind. They kept saying our being more educated and developed was because lagos was a former state capital. Whereas before Lagos, capital was once in the south-south, calabar to be precise. The relics of Lugard and Flora Shaw are still there till today. From there to Lokoja and later Zungeru( northern colonial HQ) before Lagos. All these places never experienced development in spite if the federal presence. Amazingly, they all had waterways too, except Zumgeru. Finally, was moved to Abuja...yet all these regions aren't as economically viable as Yorubaland. Academically, we've got no match.

They always say ibos in lagos made it so develop as it is, as if there are no ibos in calabar, lokoja, Abuja, zungeru and other parts of Nigeria too. In kano alone, they're in millions, not to talk of kaduna.

We have the zeal and passion for progress even up to the national level. Most of the federal government ideas today were our initiatives. Yoruba anyday!
Zeal and passion that is embedded inside ur ewedu brain.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by ivandragon: 7:06pm On Jun 08
I think the Yorubas should be mentioned.

They fought quite a number of wars from which they emerged victorious...

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by 0jgti7gko08yhfe: 7:08pm On Jun 08
Ahmeduana:
But did you know that the picture of the person that you posted that represent IGALA is a picture of a YORUBA warrior?

He's putting on an Igala costume. It's an Igala cultural movie. The title is Inikpi. So he's a Yoruba actor that acted as Prince Attah Ayegba (Igala prince), son of Sam Dede as Attah Ayegba (Igala king)

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Eriokanmi: 7:08pm On Jun 08
Chikarata2020:

Zeal and passion that is embedded inside ur ewedu brain.
In that ewedu lies our strength. Eat it and see the difference in reasoning.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by ygowon: 7:09pm On Jun 08
0jgti7gko08yhfe:


He's putting on an Igala costume. It's an Igala cultural movie. The title is Inikpi. So he's a Yoruba actor that acted as Prince Attah Ayegba (Igala prince), son of Sam Dede as Attah Ayegba (Igala king)
Please, educate everyone

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by Ahmeduana(m): 7:11pm On Jun 08
0jgti7gko08yhfe:


He's putting on an Igala costume. It's an Igala cultural movie. The title is Inikpi. So he's a Yoruba actor that acted as Prince Attah Ayegba (Igala prince), son of Sam Dede as Attah Ayegba (Igala king)
That picture is that of ADEOLU ADEKOLA, look at the face very well.

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by onlyson16(m): 7:11pm On Jun 08
BiafIntel:

Bravery and yoruba in the same sentence? You dey mad?
just like agboro and overload

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Re: 5 Most Powerful/Brave Tribes In Nigeria * by olatade(m): 7:11pm On Jun 08
Jukun

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