Nigeria has about 250-300 ethnic groups as measured by self-identification or the presence of different languages.
What are the minority ethnic group in Nigeria?
There are ‘large minorities’ like the Ijaw, Kanuri, Edo, Ibibio, Nupe, and the Tiv. Eleven of such large minorities constituted 27.9% of the population in the 1963 census [Afolayan, 1978; 155]. Table 1: Ethnic & Regional Composition of Nigerian Population: 1952/3.