The And Ethnic Groups Of Nigeria

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Final Paper Nigeria Tara Domino-Robinson SOC 308 Racial & Ethnic Groups Professor Staccy Lampkin March 22, 2015 Nigeria For my final project, I chose to research (Africa) Nigeria. “Nigeria, Africa 's most populous country, is composed of more than 250 ethnic groups; the most populous and politically influential are: Hausa and the Fulani 29%, Yoruba 21%, Igbo (Ibo) 18%, Ijaw 10%, Kanuri 4%, Ibibio 3.5%, and Tiv 2.5%. British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa 's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy. After independence in 1960, politics were marked by coups and mostly military rule, until the death of a military head of state in 1998 allowed for a political transition” (CIA, 2012). Nigeria’s culture reflects and represents all of the multiple ethnic groups. In Nigeria there are over 521 languages and over 250 ethnic groups and dialects. Out of all the groups, there are four really large groups. The four groups are “Hausa and Fulani predominant from the north, Igbo predominant from the southeast and Yoruba predominant from the southwest” ( Nigeria, a country where they did not practice a particular religion. They believe in a God called Chineke or Chukwu. This God was said that the creator was approached through many different deities and spirits from objects, nature or people. The increase of security of lives and property is
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