Nigeria Minorities

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Approximately 250 ethnic groups live in the country. The three largest are the Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Igho. These together with the Kamuri, Tiv, Edo, Nupe, Ibibio and Ijaw groups, make up 80% of the population.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Nigeria,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1993-1999.