Nigeria Population 2019 and Demographics

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Nigeria Population 2019 and Demographics

Nigeria Population 2019 and Demographics, There are three major groups Hausa-Fulani, Yorubas, and Igbos with over 200 million people: Hausa-Fulani in the north, Yoruba in the southwest, and the Igbos in the southeast. Hausa-Fulani, Yorubas, and Igbos are the dominate regions.

There are 2 types of Nigerians: Nilotic Africans (Arab-type) and the Negroes. Each of the ethnic groups in Nigeria fall into groups. 250 linguistic groups live in Nigeria,

Nigeria is one of the most populated countries in Africa, approximately 200 million people in an area of 920,000 km², and is also the country with the largest population in Africa and the seventh largest population in the world. Wikipedia
Nigeria Population 2019 and Demographics

Nigeria Population 2019 and Demographics

Population190.9 million (2017) World Bank
Life expectancy53.43 years (2016) World Bank
Fertility rate5.53 births per woman (2016) World Bank
Population growth rate2.6% annual change (2017) World Bank
GNI per capita5,680 PPP dollars (2017) World Bank

Nigeria Population 2019 and Demographics


Found predominantly in Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, and Kaduna states. Some Fulanis are found in Gongola and Plateau states.
Basically Muslims, and their culture has been influenced greatly by their religion. However, they still observe a lot of their age long tradition like the test of manhood among the nomadic Fulani, called Sharo, and the giving away for marriage of young girls.

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This group occupies the states in the southwestern part of Nigeria, such as Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, Ondo, and part of Edo, Kwara and Kogi states. They are highly urbanized people with a culture. They accept Ile-Ife as their ancestral house and have a very strong bond of kinship.


This group is found in Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and part of Delta State. They are known for their hard work and resourcefulness. Some are farmers, but today a significant number of them are now known to be traders.


This group is found in Benin (Edo) state. The Itsekiris, Isokos, and the Urhobos are found in Delta state.


This group (also known as the Izons) is found in the riverine areas of Ondo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states. They are basically fishers, and their homes are made with stilts over water.

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This group is found principally in mainland Akwa Ibom, while the Efik are found in the Cross River state.


This group is concentrated in Borno state. They have a long history and tradition as old as that of the Fulanis, only at the opposite end of the country.


This group is basically made up of war-like people, and they are found in Gongola and Benue states.


This group is found along the valley while the Berom are natives in Jos and Plateau states.


This group is found in Niger state, while the Gwaris are found in Niger and Kaduna states. The Igalas are found in Benue and Kwara states. There are many other smaller groups who are identified with either their tribal marks or their mode of dressing, but with modernization and inter-tribal marriage, the unity of the country is indeed in diversity.

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