Akwa Ibom and Nigeria’s Ethic Nationalities

31 Oct

ImageBy: Dr. Tom Mbeke-Ekanem 


The process of overhauling the broken Nigeria’s political system has commenced, I’d say, in earnest. To a great majority of us, it is a period we’ve been waiting for. The actual Conference will be based mostly on representations from ethnic nationalities. Below, I have listed 462 ethnic groups in Nigeria. I really doubt if representations will come from all the 462. With this many groups, one can appreciate the onerous task of overhauling Nigeria.

 
Out of this number, Akwa Ibom can boast of 16 of them. Pardon me if I’ve left out yours. However, for those who have copies of Beyond the Execution, they can find all the ethnic groups with languages and dialects listed in Appendix B, pages 311 – 328 and local governments where they can be found. Here they are in alphabetical order:
 
Annang,
Ebughu,
Efai,
Ekid,
Etebi,
Ibibio,
Ibuno,
Ibuoro,
Idere,
Iko,
Ilue,
Itu Mbon Uso,
Obolo,
Okobo,
Oron,
Uda.
 
 
 
 
 Nigerian Ethnic Groups, Languages and Dialects
1. ABINSI Benue State, Makurdi, Iharev; Gongola State, Wukari LGA.
2. ABONG,Taraba State, Sadauna LGA, Abong town.
3. ABUA, Rivers State, Ahoada and Degema LGA’s.
4. ACIPA, Kaduna State, Birni Gwari LGA; Niger State, Kotangora
    LGA.
5. ADUGE, Kwara State, Oyi LGA.
6. AFADE Borno State, Ngala LGA.
7. AGATU, Benue State, Otuko Div.; Plateau State, Awe, Nasarawa
    LGA.
8. AGOI, Cross River State, Obubra LGA.
9. AGWAGWUNE,Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA.
10. AKE, Plateau State, Lafia LGA.
11. AKOKO, Ondo State, Akoko North LGA.
12. AKPA, Benue State, Otukpo LGA.
13. AKPES, Ondo State, Akoko North LGA.
14. ALAGO, Plateau State, Awe and Lafia LGA’s.
15. ALEGE, Cross River State, Obudu LGA.
16. AMO, Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA; Plateau State, Bassa LGA.
17. ANNANG, Akwa Ibom State, Abak, Essien Udim, Ikot Ekpene,
      Oruk-Anam, and Ukanafun LGA’s.
18. ANGAS, Plateau State, Pankshin, Kanam, and Langtang LGA’s.
19. ARABIC SHUWA Borno State, Dikwa, Konduga, Ngala, and
      Bama LGA’s. 
20. ARUM-CESU, Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
21. ATEN, Plateau State, Barakin Ladi LGA; Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
22. ATSAM, Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
23. AUYOKAWA, Jigawa State, Keffin Hausa and Auyo LGA’s.
24. AWAK, Bauchi State, Billiri-Kaltungo LGA.
25. AYU, Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
26. BA, Adamawa State, Numan LGA.
27. BAANGI, Niger State.
28. BACAMA, Adamawaa State, Numan and Guyuk LGA’s, Kaduna
      State.
29. BADA, Plateau State, Kanam LGA; Bauchi State, Tafawa Balewa
      LGA.
30. BADE, Yobeo State, Bade LGA; Jigawa State, Hadejia LGA.
31. BAGIRMI, Borno State, Maiduguri LGA.
32. BAKOR, Cross River State, Ikom LGA.
33. BAKPINKA, Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA.
34. BALI, Taraba State, Numan LGA.
35. BANA, Adamawa State.
36. BANGWINJI. Bauchi State, Balanga and Billiri-Kaltungo LGA’s.
37. BARAWA, Bauchi State.
38. BARIBA, Kwara State, Borgu LGA; Niger State.
39. BARIKANCHI, Niger State, Chanchaga LGA; Plateau, Nassarawa
      LGA.
40. BASHAR, Plateau State, Langtang and Wase LGA’s.
41. BASSA-KONTAGORA, Niger State, Mariga LGA.
42. BATA, Adamawa State, Numan, Song, Fufore, and Mubi LGA’s.
43. BATU, Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Batu town.
44. BAUSHI, Niger State, Rafi LGA.
45. BEGBERE-EJAR, Kaduna State, Kachia LGA, Plateau State, Keffi
      LGA.
46. BEKWARRA, Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.
 47. BELE, Bauchi State, near the Bole.
48. BEROM, Plateau State, Berakin Ladi and Jos LGA’s; Kaduna State, Jema’a  
      LGA; Bauchi State.
49. BETE, Taraba State, Takum LGA.
50. BETE-BENDE, Cross River State, Obudu LGA.
51. BILE, Benue River, Adamawa State, Numan LGA’s.
52. BILIRI, Bauchi State, Billiri-Kaltungo and Akko LGA’s.
53. BINA, Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
54. BISENI Rivers State, Yenagoa LGA.
55. BITARE Taraba State, Sardauna LGA.
56. BOGA Adamawa State, Gombi LGA.
57. BOGHOM Plateau State, Kanam, Wase, and Shendam LGA’s.
58. BOKO Niger State, Borgu LGA; Kebbi State, Bagudo LGA.
59. BOKOBARU Kwara State, primarily Kiama LGA.
60. BOKYI Cross River State, Ikom, Obudu, and Ogoja LGA’s.
61. BOLE, Bauchi State, Dukku, Alakaleri, Darazo LGA’s; Borno State, Fika   
      LGA; Plateau State, Wase LGA.
62. BOSO, SOROGAMA Niger, Kwara, and Kebbi states, Lake Kainji.
63. BUDUMA, Borno State.
64. BUMAJI Cross River State, Obudu LGA, Bumaji town.
65. BURAK Bauchi State, Billiri-Kaltungo LGA.
66. BURA-PABIR, Adamawa State, Borno State, Biu and Askira-Uba
      LGA’s; Adamawa State, Gombi LGA.
67. BUSSANCHI Niger State, Borgu LGA.
68. CARA Plateau State, Bassa LGA.
69. CHE Plateau State, Bassa LGA.
70. CIBAK Borno State, Damboa LGA.
71. CISHINGINI, Niger State, Borgu and Agwara LGA’s, Kebbi State.
72. COMO KARIM, Taraba State, Jalingo, Karim Lamido LGA’s.
73. DADIYA Bauchi State, Balanga LGA; Gongola State, Numan LGA.
74. DAFFO-BATURAPlateau State, Mangu LGA.
75. DASS, Bauchi State, Toro and Dass LGA’s.
 76. DAZABauchi State, Darazo LGA, a few villages.
77. DEFAKA, Rivers State, Bonny LGA.
78. DEGEMA, Rivers State, Degema LGA.
79. DENDI Kebbi State, Argungu and Bagudo LGA’s.
80. DENO Bauchi State, Darazo LGA. DERA Gongola State, Guyuk
      LGA; Borno State, Biu LGA.
81. DGHWEDE Borno State, Gwoza LGA.
82. DIJIM Bauchi State, Balanga LGA; Gongola State, Numan LGA.
83. DIRI Bauchi State, Ningi and Darazo LGA’s.
84. DIRIM Taraba State, Bali LGA.
85. DOKA Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
86. DOKO-UYANGA Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA, several towns.
87. DONG Taraba State, Zing and Mayo Belwa LGA’s.
88. DUGURI Bauchi State; Plateau State, Langtang LGA.
89. DUGUZA Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
90. DUKANCI Kebbi State, Wasagu, Yauri LGA’s; Niger State, Rijau
      LGA.
91. DULBU Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
92. DUNGU Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA, Dungi town.
93. DUWAI Yobe State, Bade LGA; Kano State, Hadejia LGA.
94. DZA Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, and Adamawa State,
      Numan LGA.
95. EBIRA Kwara State, Okene, Okehi, and Kogi LGA’s; Plateau State,
      Nassarawa LGA; Bendel State, Akoko-Edo LGA.
96. EBUGHU Akwa Ibom State, Mbo and Oron LGA’s.
97. EDO Bendel State, Ovia, Oredo, and Orhionmwon LGA’s.
98. EFAI Akwa Ibom State, Mbo LGA.
99. EFIK Cross River State, Calabar Municipality, Odukpani and
      Akamkpa LGA’s.
100. EFUTOP Cross River State, Ikom LGA.
101. EGGON Plateau State, Akwanga and Lafia LGA’s.
 102. EJAGHAM Cross River State, Akampka, Idom, Odukpani, Calabar LGA’s.
103. EKAJUK Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.
104. EKIT Akwa Ibom State, Uquo Ibeno and Eket LGA’s.
105. EKPARI Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.
106. EKPEYE Rivers State, Ahoada and Yenagoa LGA’s.
107. ELEME Rivers State, OTELGA.
108. ELOYI Plateau State, Awe, Nassarawa LGA’s; Benue State, Otukpo LGA.
109. EMAI-IULEHA-ORA Edo State, Owan LGA.
110. ENGENNI Rivers State, Ahoada and Yenagoa LGA’s.
111. ENGLISH Used in government, education. National language.
112. EPIE Rivers State, Yenagoa LGA.
113. ERUWA Bendel State, Isoko LGA.
114. ESAN Bendel State, Agbazko, Okpebho, Owan, and Etsako LGA’s.
115. ETEBI Akwa Ibom State, Uquo Ibeno LGA.
116. ETULO Benue State, Gboko LGA; Taraba State, Wukari LGA.
117. EVAND Cross River State, Obudu LGA.
118. FALI OF BAISSA Taraba State, Falinga Plateau region.
119. FAM Taraba State, Bali LGA.
120. FIRAN Plateau State, Barkin Ladi LGA.
121. FULFULDE, ADAMAWA Taraba and Adamawa States.
122. FULFULDE, SOKOTO Sokoto State.
123.FUNGWA Niger State, Rafi LGA.
124. FYAM Plateau State, Jos, Barkin Ladi, and Mangu LGA’s.
125. FYER Plateau State, Mangu LGA.
126. GA’ANDA Adamawa State, Gombi LGA.
127. GADE Federal Capital Territory and Plateau State, Nassarawa LGA.
128. GALAMBU Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
129. GAMO-NINGI Bauchi State, Ningi LGA.
130. GANA Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
131. GBAGYI Niger State, Rafi, Chanchaga, Shiroro, Suleija LGA’s; 
132. Kaduna State, Kachi LGA; Plateau State, Keffi, Nassarawa LGA’s;
        Federal Capital Territory.
133. GBARI Plateau State, Nassarawa LGA.
134. GBAYA, NORTHWEST Taraba State, Bali LGA.
135. GBIRI-NIRAGU Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
136. GEJI Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
137. GENGLE Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGA’s.
138. GERA Bauchi State, Bauchi and Darazo LGA’s.
139. GERUMA Bauchi State, Toro and Darazo LGA’s.
140. GEVOKO Borno State, Gwoza LGA; Adamawa State.
141.GHOTUO Edo State, Owan and Akoko-Edo LGA’s.
142. GIBANAWA Sokoto State, Jega LGA.
143. GIIWO Bauchi State, Alkaleri, Bauchi, and Darazo LGA’s.
144. GLAVDA Borno State, Gwoza LGA
145. GOEMAI Plateau State, Shendam, Lafia, and Awe LGA’s.
146. GOKANA Rivers State, Gokana, Tai-Eleme LGA’s.
147. GUDE Adamawa State, Mubi LGA; Borno State, Askira-Uba LGA.
148. GUDU Adamawa State, Song LGA.
149. GUDUF Borno State, Gwoza LGA.
150. GUN-GBE Lagos State, Badagry LGA.
151.GURMANA Niger State, Shiroro LGA.
152. GURUNTUM-MBAARU Bauchi State, Bauchi and Alkaleri LGA’s.
153. GWA Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
154. GWAMHI-WURI Kebbi State, Wasagu LGA, Danko-Maga area,
        and Niger State, Magama LGA, Dusai and Kwimu.
155. GWANDARA Niger State, Suleija LGA; Federal Capital Territory;
        Kaduna State, Kachia; Plateau State, Keffi, Lafia, Nassarawa, and
        Akwanga LGA’s.
156. GWOMU Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
157. GYEM Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
158. HAM Kaduna State, Kachia and Jema’a LGA’s; Plateau State, Keffi. 
159. HAUSA Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano and Bauchi states.
        Spoken as a second language in the northern half of Nigeria.
160. HEDI Borno State, Gwoza LGA; Adamawa State, Michika LGA.
161. HOROM Plateau State, Mangu LGA.
162. HUBA Adamawa State, Hong, Gombi, and Mubi LGA’s.
163. HUNGWORO Niger State, Rafi LGA.
164. HWANA Adamawa State, Gombi LGA.
165. IBANI Rivers State, Bonny and Degema LGA’s.
166. IBIBIO Akwa Ibom State, Itu, Uyo, Etinan, Ikot Abasi, Ikono,
        Ekpe-Atai, Uruan, Onna, Nsit-Ubium, and Mkpat Enin LGA’s.
167. IBUNO Akwa Ibom State, Uquo-Ibeno LGA.
168. IBUORO Akwa Ibom State, Itu and Ikono LGA’s.
169. ICEN Taraba State, Takum, Sardauna, Bali, Wukari LGA’s.
170. ICEVE-MACI Cross River State, Obudu LGA.
171. IDERE Akwa Ibom State, Itu LGA.
172. IDOMA Benue State, Otukpo and Okpokwu LGA’s.
173. IDON Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
174. IDUN Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
175. IGALA Benue State, Ankpa, Idah, Dekina, and Bassa LGA’s; Edo
        State, Agbazko and Oshimili LGA’s; Anambra State, Anambra LGA.
176. IGBO Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo State; Rivers State,
        Ikwerre-Etche, Bonny, and Ahoada LGA’s; and Delta State,
        Oshimili, Anoicha, Ika, and Ndokwa LGA’s.
177. IGEDE Benue State, Oju, Otukpo, and Okpokwu LGA’s; Cross
        River State, Ogoja LGA.
178. IGUTA Plateau State, Bassa LGA.
179. IZON, Rivers State, Yenagoa and Sagbama LGA’s; Delta State,
        Burutu, Warri, and Ughelli LGA’s; Ondo State, Ikale, Ilaje
        Ese-Odo LGA’s.
180. IJAW, Rivers State, Brass LGA.
181. IKA Delta State, Ika and Orhionmwon LGA’s.
182. IKO Akwa Ibom State, Ikot Abasi LGA
183. IKPESHI Bendel State, Etsako LGA.
184. IKU-GORA-ANKWA Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
185. IKU Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
186. IKWERE Rivers State, Ikwerre, Port Harcourt, and Obio LGA’s
187. ILUE Akwa Ibom State, Oron LGA.
188. IRIGWE Plateau State, Bassa and Birikin-Ladi LGA’s; Kaduna
        State, Saminaka LGA.
189. ITSEKIRI Delta State, Warri, Bomadi, and Ethiope LGA’s.
190. ISOKO Delta State, Isoko and Ndokwa LGA’s.
191. ITO Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA.
192. ITU MBON UZO Akwa Ibom State, Ikono LGA.
193. IVBIE NORTH-OKPELA-ARHE Edo State, Etsako and
        Akoko-Edo LGA’s.
194. IYAYU Ondo State
195. IZERE Plateau State, Birikin Ladi LGA, Jos LGA; Bauchi State,
        Toro LGA; and Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
196. IZI-EZAA-IKWO-MGBO Anambra State, Abakaliki, Ezza, and
        Ishielu LGA’s; Benue State, Okpokwu LGA; Abia State, Ohaozara LGA.
197. IZORA Plateau State, Bassa LGA.
198. JANJI Plateau State, Bassa LGA.
199. JARA Borno State, Biu LGA; Bauchi State, Akko LGA.
200. JARAWA Bauchi, Adamawa, and Plateau States.
201. JERA Plateau State, Bassa LGA; Bauchi State, Toro LGA; Kaduna
        State, Saminaka LGA.
202. JIBU Taraba State, Gashaka LGA.
203. JIDA-ABU Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
204. JILBE Borno State, Jilbe town
205. JIMBIN Bauchi State, Darazo LGA.
206. JIMI Bauchi State, Darazo LGA, Jimi village; Adamawa State, Song LGA.
207. JIRU Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
208. JJU Kaduna State, Kachia and Jema’a LGA’s.
209. JORTO Plateau State, Shendam LGA.
210. JU Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
211. JUKUN TAKUM Taraba State, Takum, Sardauna, and Bali LGA’s.
212. JUKUN WURKUM Taraba State, Bali, Jalingo, Karim Lamido
        LGA’s; Plateau State, Shendam and Langtang LGA’s.
213. KADARA Kaduna State, Kachia LGA; Niger State, Chanchaga LGA.
214. KAGOMA Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
215. KAIVI Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
216. KAKIHUM Niger State.
217. KALABARI Rivers State, Degema and Bonny LGA’s.
218. KAM Taraba State, Bali LGA
219. KAMANTAN Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
220. KAMKAM Taraba State, Sardauna LGA.
221. KAMO Bauchi State, Biliri-Kaltungo and Akko LGA’s.
222. KAMUKU Niger State, Rafi and Mariga LGA’s; Kaduna State,
       Birnin Gwari LGA.
223. KAMWE Adamawa State, Michika LGA, in the Mandara Mts.
224. KANTANA Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
225. KANUFI-KANINGDON-NINDEM Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
226. KANURI, MANGA Mainly Yobe, Jigawa and Bauchi states.
227. KANURI, YERWA Borno State, Kano State, Hadejia LGA.
228. KAPYA Taraba State, Takum LGA.
229. KAREKARE Bauchi State, Gamawa and Misau LGA’s; Borno
        State, Fika LGA.
230. KARFA Plateau State, Akwanga LGA, Kerifa village.
231. KARIYA Bauchi State, Darazo LGA.
232. KATAB Kaduna State, Kachia, Saminaka, and Jema’a LGA’s.
233. KIBALLO Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
234. KINUKU Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
235. KIONG Cross River State, Odukpani and Akampka LGA’s.
236. KIR-BALAR Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
237. KITIMI Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
238. KOANA Rivers State, Khana, Gokana, and Oyigbo LGA’s.
239. KOENOEM Plateau State, Shendam LGA.
240. KOFYAR Plateau State, Shendam, Mangu, and Lafia LGA’s.
241. KOHUMONO Cross River State, Obubra LGA.
242. KOMA Adamawa State, Ganye and Fufore LGA’s.
243. KONA Taraba State, Wukari and Karim Lamido LGA’s; Plateau
        State, Langtang and Wase LGA’s; Bauchi State, Alkaleri and Akko
        LGA’s.
244. KONO Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA, Kona village.
245. KORO IJA Federal Capital Territory, south of Abuja.
246. KORO ZUBAFederal Capital Territory, near Zuba.
247. KOROP Cross River State, Odukpani and Akampka LGA’s.
248. KPAN Taraba State, Wukari, Takum, and Sardauna LGA’s.
249. KPASAM Adamawa State, Numan LGA.
250. KPATI Taraba State, Wukari, Takum LGA’s.
251. KUBI Bauchi State, Darazo LGA.
252. KUDU-CAMO Bauchi State, Ningi LGA.
253. KUGAMA Adamawa State, Fufore LGA.
254. KUGBO Rivers State, Brass LGA.
255. KUKELE Cross River State, Ogoja LGA; Anambra State, Abakaliki
        LGA; Benue State, Okpokwu and Oju LGA’s.
256. KULERE Plateau State, Bokkos LGA.
257. KULUNG Taraba State, Karim Lamido and Wukari LGA’s.,
258. KUMBA Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa and Fufore LGA’s.
259. KUPTO Bauchi State, Dukku LGA; Bakpga. Borno, Gujba states.
260. KURAMA Kaduna State, Saminaka and Ikara LGA’s; Kano LGA.
261. KUSHI Bauchi State, Biliri, and Kaltungo LGA’s.
262. KUTEP Taraba State, Takum LGA.
263. KUTURMI Kaduna State, Kachia LGA.
264. KUZAMANI Bauchi State, Toto LGA.
265. KWAAMI Bauchi State, Gombe LGA.
266. KWANKA Plateau State, Mangu LGA; Bauchi State, Tafawa Balewa
        LGA. KYAK Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
267. LABIR Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
268. LAGWAN Borno State, Dikwa and Ngala LGA’s.
269. LAKA Taraba State, Karim Lamido and Yola LGA’s.
270. LALA-ROBA Adamawa State, Gombi LGA, and Borno State.
271. LAMANG Borno State, Gwoza LGA; Adamawa State, Michika
        LGA.
272. LAME Bauchi State, Toto LGA.
273. LAMJA Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa LGA.
274. LAMNSO Taraba State, Sardauna LGA.
275. LARU Niger State, Borgu LGA.
276. LEELAU Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
277. LEGBO Cross River State, Obubra LGA; Abia State, Afikpo LGA.
278. LELA Kebbi State, Zuru, Sakaba, and Donko-Wasagu LGA’s; Niger
        State, Rijau LGA.
279. LEMORO Plateau State, Bassa LGA; Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
280. LENYIMA Cross River State, Obubra LGA.
281. LEYIGHA Cross River State, Obubra LGA.
282. LIBO Adamawa State, Guyuk, Song, and Numan LGA’s.
283. LIJILI Plateau State, Awe and Lafia LGA’s.
284. LIMBUM Taraba State, Sardauna LGA.
285. LO Bauchi State, Kaltungo LGA, Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
286. LOKO Cross River State, Obubra LGA.
287. LONGUDA Adamawa State, Guyuk LGA; Bauchi State, Balanga LGA.
288. LOPA Niger State, Borgu LGA,Niger River; Kebbi State, Yauri LGA.
289. LOTSU-PIRI Adamawa State, Numan LGA; Bauchi State, Kaltungo LGA.
290. LUBILA Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA.
291. LUFU Taraba State, Takum LGA.
292. LURI Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
293. MAAKA Borno State, Gujba LGA.
294. MABAS Adamawa State, Michika LGA.
295. MABO-BARKUL Plateau State, Mangu LGA.
296. MADA Plateau State, Akwanga LGA; Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
297. MAFA Borno State, Gwoza LGA.
298. MAK Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
299. MALA Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
300. MAMBILA Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Mambila Plateau.
301. MANGAS Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
302. MARGHI Borno State, Askira-Uba and Damboa.
303. MASHI Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
304. MBAI Borno State. Mainly in Chad.
305. MBE Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.
306. MBEMBE, Cross River State, Obubra and Ikom LGA’s; Anambra
        State, Abakaliki LGA.
307. MBEMBE TIGON Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Kurmi district.
308. MBOI Adamawa State, Song, Fufore, and Gombi LGA’s.
309. MBULA-BWAZZA Adamawa State, Numan, Guyuk, Song, Demsa LGA’s.
310. MINI Rivers State, Brass LGA.
311. MISHIP Plateau State, Pankshin, Mangu, Shendam LGA’s.
312. MIYA Bauchi State, Darazo LGA.
313. MOM JANGO Adamawa State, Yola and Fufore LGA’s.
314. MONTOL Plateau State, Shendam LGA.
315. MPADE Borno State.
316. MUMUYE Taraba State, Jalingo, Zing, Karim Lamido, Yoro, Bali,
        Ganye, Fufore, Yola, Numan, and Mayo Belwa LGA’s.
317. MUNDAT Plateau State, Mangu LGA.
318. MUNGA Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA. 
319. MVANON Taraba State, Sardauna LGA.
320. MWAGHAVUL Plateau State, Barakin-Ladi and Mangu LGA’s.
321. NANDU-TARI Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA.
322. NDE-NSELE-NTA Cross River State, Ikom LGA.
323. NDOE Cross River State, Ikom LGA.
324. NDOOLA Taraba State, Bali, Gashaka, Sardauna LGA’s.
325. NGAMO Yobe State, Fika LGA; Bauchi State, Darazo and Dukku LGA’s.
326. NGGWAHYI Borno State, Askira-Uba LGA.
327. NGIZIM Borno State, Damaturu LGA.
328. NGWABA Adamawa State, Gombi LGA and Hong LGA.
329. NINZAM Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA; Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
330. NJERUP Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.
331. NKOROO Rivers State, Bonny LGA.
332. NKUKOLI Cross River State,Ikom, Obubra and Akamkpa LGA’s,
        Iko Ekperem Development Area.
333. NKWAK Kaduna State, Birnin Gwari LGA.
334. NNAM Cross River State, Ikom and Ogoja LGA’s.
335. NUMANA-NUNKU-GWANTU-NUMBU Kaduna State, Jema’a
        LGA; Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
336. NUNGU Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
337. NUPE Niger State, Lavun, Mariga, Gbako, Bida, Agaie, and Lapai
        LGA’s; Kwara State, Edu LGA; Kofi State, Kogi and Bassa LGA’s;
        Federal Capital Territory.
338. NYONG Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa LGA.
339. NZANYI Adamawa State, Maiha LGA.
340. OBANLIKU Cross River State, Obudu LGA.
341. OBOLO Rivers State, Bonny LGA; Akwa Ibom State, Ikot Abasi LGA.
342. OBULOM Rivers State, Okrikaa LGA.
343. ODUAL Rivers State, Ahoada LGA. 
344. ODUT Cross River State, Odukpani LGA.
345. OGBAH Rivers State, Ogbah-Egbema-Ndoni LGA.
346. OGBIA Rivers State, Brass LGA.
347. OGBOGOLO Rivers State, Ahoada LGA.
348. OGBRONUAGUM Rivers State, Degema LGA, Bukuma village
        near Buguma. OKOBO Akwa Ibom State, Okobo LGA.
349. OKODIA Rivers State, Yenagoa LGA.
350. OKO-ENI-OSAYEN Kogi State, Okene LGA, Ogori and Magongo towns.
351. OKPAMHERI Edo State, Akoko-Edo LGA.
352. OKPE Edo State, Okpe LGA.
353. OKPE-IDESA-OLOMA-AKUKU Edo State, Akoko-Edo LGA.
354. OKRIKA Rivers State, Okrika, Opobo, Bonny, and Degema LGA’s.
355. OLULUMO-IKOM Cross River State, Ikom LGA.
356. ORING Benue State, Okpokwu LGA; Anambra State, Ishielu LGA.
357. ORON Akwa Ibom State, Oron LGA.
358. ORUMA Rivers State, Brass LGA.
359. OSOSO Edo State, Akoko-Edo LGA.
360. OTANK Cross River State, Obudu LGA; Benue State, Kwande LGA.
361. PA’AWA Bauchi State, Ningi and Darazo LGA’s.
362. PAI Plateau State, Pankshin LGA.
363. PEERE Adamawa State, Ganye LGA.
364. PERO Bauchi State, Alkaleri LGA.
365. PIDGIN ENGLISH Southern states and in Sabon Garis of the
        northern states.
366. PITI Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
367. PIYA Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA, Bauchi State.
368. POLCI Bauchi State, Bauchi and Toro LGA’s.
369. PONGU Niger State, Rafi LGA.
370. PSIKYE Adamawa State, north and east of Michika.
371. PNAM Kebbi State, Zuru LGA, Fakai District.
 372. PUTAI Borno State, Damboa LGA.
373. PYAPUN Plateau State, Shendam LGA.
374. RESHE Kebbi State, Yauri LGA; Niger State, Borgu LGA; Kebbi
        State, Niger State.
375. RON Plateau State, Bokkos, Barakin-Ladi and Mangu LGA’s.
376. RUBASA Kogi State, Bassa and Ankpa LGA’s; Plateau State,
        Nassarawa LGA; Federal Capital Territory, Yaba and Kwali LGA’s;
        Benue State, Makurdi LGA.
377. RUMA Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
378. SAMBA DAKA Taraba State, Gashaka, Jalingo, Bali, Zing LGA’s,
        and Adamawa State, Ganye and Mayo Belwa LGA’s.
379. SAMBA LEKO Adamawa State, Ganye LGA.
380. SANGA Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
381. SASARU-ENWAN IGWE Edo State, Akoko-Edo LGA.
382. SAYA Bauchi State, Tafawa Balewa LGA.
383. SETO-GBE Lagos State, Badagry LGA.
384. SHA Plateau State, Mangu LGA, Sha town.
385. SHAGAWU Plateau State, Mangu LGA.
386. SHALL-ZWALL Bauchi State, Dass LGA.
387. SHAMA Niger State, Rafi and Mariga LGA’s; Kaduna State, Birnin
        Gwari LGA.
388. SHANGA Kebbi State between Kaoje and Yauri.
389. SHAU Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
390. SHENI Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
391. SHIKI Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
392. SHOO-MINDA-NYEM Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
393. SIRAWA Bauchi State, Darazo and Ningi LGA’s.
394. SOMYEWE Taraba State, Sardauna LGA.
395. SUKUR Adamawa State, Michika LGA, Mandara Mts.
396. SURUBU Kaduna State, Saminaka LGA.
397. TAL Plateau State, Pankshin LGA.
398. TALA Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
 399. TAHOUA (TUAREG) Few in Nigeria.
400. TAMBAS Plateau State, Mangu LGA.
401. TANGALE Bauchi State, Billiri, Kaltungo and Akko LGA’s.
402. TAPSHIN Bauchi State, Dass LGA; Plateau State, Pankshin LGA.
403. TAROK Plateau State, Kanam, Wase, and Langtang LGA’s; Gongola
        State, Wukari LGA.
404. TAURA Bauchi State, Toro LGA.
405. TEDA Few in Nigeria.
406. TEME Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa LGA.
407. TERA Bauchi State, Gombe and Akko LGA’s; Borno State, Biu LGA.
408. TESHENAWA Jigawa State, Keffin Hausa LGA, Teshena town.
409. THIR Adamawa State, Gombi LGA, north of Ga’anda.
410. TIBA Adamawa State, Ganye LGA; Tiba Plateau.
411. TITA Taraba State, Jalingo LGA.
412. TIV Benue State, Makurdi, Gwer, Gboko Kwande, Vandeikya, and
        Katsina Ala LGA’s; Plateau State, Lafia LGA; Taraba State, Bali,
        Takum, and Wukari LGA’s.
413. TSAGU Bauchi State, Ningi and Darazo LGA’s.
414. TSIKIMBA Niger State, Magama and Mariga LGA’s.
415. TSISHINGINI Niger State, Magama and Mariga LGA’s.
416. TULA Bauchi State, Kaltungo LGA.
417. TURKWAM Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
418. TYENGA Kebbi State.
419. UBAGHARA Cross River State, Akampka LGA.
420. UBANG Cross River State, Obudu LGA.
421. UDA Akwa Ibom State, Mbo LGA.
422. UHAMI Ondo State, Akoko South an d Owo LGA’s.
423. UJIJILI Niger State, Chanchaga and Suleija LGA’s.
424. UKAAN Ondo State, Akoko North LGA.
425. UKPE-BAYOBIRI Cross River State, Obudu and Ikom LGA’s.
426. UKPET-EHOM Cross River State, Akamkpa LGA.
   
427. UKUE-EHUEN Ondo State, Akoko South LGA.
428. UKWA Cross River State, Akampka LGA.
429. UKWUANI-ABOH Delta State, Ndokwa LGA; Rivers State,
        Ahoada LGA.
430. ULUKWUMI Delta State, Aniocha and Oshimili LGA’s.
431. UMON Cross River State, Akampka LGA.
432. UNEME Edo State, Etsako, Agbazko, and Akoko-Edo LGA’s.
433. URHOBO Delta State, Ethiope and Ughelli LGA’s.
434. USAKADE Cross River State, Odukpani LGA.
435. UTUGWANG Cross River State, Obudu and Ogoja LGA’s.
436. UVBIE Delta State, Ethiope LGA.
437. UZEKWE Cross River State, Ogoja LGA.
438. VIN Adamawa State, Mubi LGA.
439. VUTE Taraba State, Sardauna LGA, Northeast Mambila Plateau.
440. WAJA Bauchi State, Akko, Biliri, Kaltungo LGA’s; Adamawa
        State, northern Michika LGA; Borno State, Gwoza LGA; Taraba
        State, Bali LGA.
441. WAKA Taraba State, Karim Lamido LGA.
442. WANDALA Borno State, Damboa, Bama, Gwoza, and Konduga LGA’s.
443. WAPAN Taraba State, Wukari LGA; Plateau State, Shendam, Lafia,
        Awe, and Langtang LGA’s.
444. WARJI Bauchi State, Darazo and Ningi LGA’s; Jigawa State,
        Birnin Kudu LGA.
445. WASE Plateau State, Shendam and Langtang LGA’s.
446. WEDU Plateau State, Pankshin, Kanam, and Langtang LGA’s.
447. WOM Adamawa State, Fufore LGA.
448. WUTANA Bauchi Emirate.
449. YALA Cross River State, Ogoja, Obubra, and Ikom LGA’s.
450. YAMBA Taraba State, Sardauna, Gashaka LGA’s.
451. YASHI Plateau State, Akwanga LGA.
452. YEKHEE Edo State, Etsako, Agbako, and Okpebho LGA’s.
 
453. YENDANG Adamawa State, Mayo Belwa and Numan LGA’s;
        Taraba
454. State, Yoro, Jalingo, Zing, and Karim Lamido LGA’s.
455. YESKWA Kaduna State, Jema’a LGA; Plateau State, Keffi LGA.
456. YIWOM Plateau State, Shendam and Langtang LGA’s.
457. YORUBA Oyo, Ogun, Ondo Osun, Kwara, and Lagos states; and
        western LGA’s of Kogi State.
458. YUKUBEN Taraba State, Takum LGA.
459. YUNGUR Adamawa State, Guyuk, Gombi, and Song LGA’s,
460. ZANGWAL Bauchi State, Bauchi LGA.
461. ZARI Bauchi State, Toro and Tafawa Balewa LGA’s.
462. ZARMA Kebbi State, Argungu, Birnin Kebbi, Bunza LGA’s; Niger
        State.
 
posted by, 
 
Dr. Tom Mbeke-Ekanem, REA 
Moderator 
Author, Beyond the Execution – 
   Understanding the Ethnic and Military Politics in Nigeria
Los Angeles, California 
Tel: (951) 640-0737 
Email: tedey@aol.com

 

                         

 

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