216 Kulere (Kaler) Plateau. The main tribe of Nasarawa. Nasarawa State (Lafia) Nasarawa state with just 13 LGAs is located in North Central part of Nigeria and it one of the states in Nigeria bordering the FCT. Nasarawa state was created out of Plateau state on October 01, 1996 by the late Gen. Sani Abacha administration. 213 Kubi (Kubawa) -Bauchi. 1.3 Socio-Cultural Profile Hausa, one of the three major languages in the country is a common language of inter-ethnic communication in … 214 Kudachano (Kudawa) -Bauchi. The indigenous Tiv people of Nasarawa state are found in all the five area councils that make up Nasarawa South. Nasarawa state was created out of Plateau state on October 01, 1996 by the late Gen. Sani Abacha administration. By Akevi John Indigeneity is simply a discriminatory concept employed in the Nigerian state to distinguish between the indigenes or natives of a Karu is close in proximity to the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Although Christianity is the major religion of Idoma people, some still practice their traditional religion. Originally the site of eggon a small town of the Koro (Migili) people and now have 16th Emir in the person of Isa Musatafa Agwai I. Lafia became the capital of a prominent local chiefdom in the early 19th century. Nasarawa State - Home of Solid Minerals Nasarawa State was created in 1996 with its capital as Lafia and has an estimated population of 1.5 million people. Its capital is Lafia. The Mijili (Koro) people settled down in some parts of the country. Security leaders in Abuja were late Thursday scratching their heads, trying to make sense of how a militia group in Nasarawa State, the Ombatse, that built a fierce loyalty through blood oaths, killed over 55 police officers and 10 operatives of the Directorate of State Security. But as the case may be, out of all the ethnic groups we have in […] ... Eggon is from Nasarawa State. Very few residents of the federal capital territory, FCT know much about the Gbagyi tribe, otherwise known as the Gwari. Igbo Tribe. Today, Migili language has various alternate names like; Ligili, Jijili, Koro of … The Tinor People, common as Koro or otherwise referred to as the Jijili or Jili in other literatures are found in present day Kagarko, Karu and Obi, and Tafa Local Government Areas of Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger States, respectively and also parts of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territories. Nigerians citizens who belong to the Idoma ethnic group can be found in Benue state, Cross rivers, Enugu and Nasarawa state. 215 Kugama -Taraba. Here are the list of Top Nupe Villages and Towns in Nupe land, The Nupe people are called different names by various tribes in Nigeria . The word Gwari, which the Gbagyi are famously called, is the name of a particular yam in Gbagyi. 24. The Yoruba refer to them as Takpa , the Hausas call them Nufawa (Plural) or Banufe (Singular). Reply. METHODOLOGY This study was conducted in Nasarawa state of Nigeria with her capital located in Lafia. This project work focuses on the aspects of question formation in Mijili (Koro) spoken in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. QUESTION FORMATION IN MIJILI CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 General Background This project work focuses on the aspects of question formation in Mijili (Koro) spoken in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The indigenous natives of Nasarawa State and Plateau State fall within the various minority ethnic groups in North-Central Nigeria. Nasarawa state has diverse ethnic groups such as Koro, Eggon, Alago, Tiv, Mada, just to mention a few. List of ethnic groups. A large population of them are in Nasarawa, Taraba and Plateau states while some are found in Cross-River and the Republic of Cameroun. Historically, they were from the Nri Kingdom, which happens to be the oldest Kingdom in Nigeria. Kindly include the name of your tribe and any other information that might be relevant to our research. The Eggon tribe is a close neighbour of the Migili with some of them having the knowledge of Migili language. The Idoma people are known for one language which is Idoma. If you believe that your tribe has been misrepresented or left off this list, please write the editor at idonsabi@gmail.com. Classification. Replies. They include Awe, Obi, Keana, Doma and Lafia. They migrated to Nasarawa State in 1951 while the Alagos, Mada, Gwandara, Koro and others migrated from Kwararafa and settled where they are now in 1232 AD. Principally there are three types of Gwari: Gwari Niger, Gwari Gengen and Gwari Yama. 217 Kunini -Taraba. Eggon is from Nasarawa State. The indigenous Tiv people of Nasarawa state are found in all the five area councils that make up Nasarawa South. For quite some time, the particular ethnic group in Nasarawa State, north-west of Nigeria – the Eggon – which lays claim to being the majority tribe in the state, has been clamouring for political leadership of the state. Lagos State. KADUNA STATE, FEATURING THEIR CULTURE, TO MARK THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF KADUNA STATE CULTURAL FESTIVAL (KADFEST) 2013 IN KADUNA ON FRIDAY (30/8/13). Such places include Abuja, Zuba, Kaffin Koro, Kagharko and Panda. The following is a non-exhaustive list of ethnic groups in Nigeria. Nupe Villages And Towns In Niger state, Kwara state, Kogi state. 212 Koro (Kwaro) -Kaduna, Niger. The language composition of Nigeria is a direct reflection of Africa as a whole because it comprises three major languages in African language families which … The three major ethnic groups in the country are the Yorubas, Igbos and the Hausas and most of the other ethnic groups in the country fall under one of these major groups or the other. Lafia, formerly Lafia Beri-Beri, town, Nassarawa State, central Nigeria. Reply Delete. 2 August 2016 at 10:09. Ajegena Anwyen. Historically, the Tiv people in Taraba State particularly the Ukum Shitile and Ugondo clans arrived the present area of Taraba State at the same time with the Chamba tribe between 1750 and 1800 ~A.D. About seven persons were, yesterday, reportedly killed and 14 houses burnt in the Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State in renewed clashes between Koro and Eggon tribesmen. 214 Kudachano (Kudawa) Bauchi. Igbo is one of the major tribes in Nigeria with an appreciable number of people owing their origin to the Igbo tribe. Every tribe or ethnolinguistic group has its language. Such places include Abuja, Zuba, Kaffin Koro, Kagharko and Panda. 215 Kugama Taraba. Karu Local Government was created in October 1991. New Karu of Nasarawa State lies east of Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. The Mijili (Koro) people settled down in some parts of the country. Language serves as a means to attribute someone to a unique or particular community race, tribe, or ethnicity. The state shares boundaries with Kaduna, Benue, Plateau, Taraba, the Federal Capital Territory and Kogi State. The Eggon tribe is a close neighbour of the Migili with some of them having the knowledge of Migili language. Many of the people living in Abuja lives in this state particularly the Mararaba axis in Karu LGA of the state. 25. Government of Nasarawa state. Today, Migili language has various alternate names like; Ligili, Jijili, Koro of Lafia, among others. The exact classification of the Eggon language has been in dispute and it can be said that this issue remains unresolved. [citation needed] Eggon was first classified by Greenberg (1963) as a Plateau language in his group 5, together with Nungu and Yeskwa.In the revision prepared by Carl Hoffman published in Hansford et al. The main tribe of Nasarawa. Some of them moved to Abuja (FCT), Minna in Niger State and Kubacha in Kaduna state. List of Ethnic Groups in Nigeria and the States Where they are Found – Nigeria is a country located in Africa, West Africa precisely and also called the giant of Africa is the home for different ethnic groups or tribe. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is made up of over 400 ethnic groups who speak different languages. 216 Kulere (Kaler) -Plateau. The sampling techniques used for this study were cluster sampling, purposive sampling They practice Islam and Christianity. Karu is the administrative headquarters of the Karu Local Government Area (LGA), one of the 13 LGAs that make up Nasarawa State. 218 Kurama … Nasarawa State. Reply Delete. These are the original settlers of Abuja. Language spoken: Yoruba. *Disclaimer: Due to insufficient data on various Nigerian tribes, we cannot ascertain the completeness or correctness of this information. 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