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The culture of Nigeria is shaped by Nigeria's multiple ethnic groups. The country has over languages and over dialects and ethnic groups. The four largest ethnic groups are the Hausa and Fulani who are predominant in the north, the Igbo who are predominant in the southeast, and the Yoruba who are predominant in the southwest. The Edo people are predominant in the region between Yorubaland and Igboland. Much of the Edo tend to be Christian. The rest of Nigeria's ethnic groups sometimes called 'minorities' are found all over the country but especially in the middle belt and north.
This chapter reviews the fate of Nigerian languages including the two major ones in the hands of Hausa language. The mobility of Hausa-speaking people in trade, business, preaching, and other professions, as well as their accommodative habits, made the language very popular and attractive. Despite the eminent rivalry between this conquering legendary language and its neighboring linguistic partners, Yoruba and Igbo, the popularity of Hausa culture has been strong since time immemorial. Dissemination and broadcasting of the Hausa language by major world radio stations made this statement a gospel. Interviews with various tribes, like Yoruba, Igbo, and Efik, reveal the strong influence of the Hausa language and culture in their daily activities. The influence is especially evident by its swallowing of the tribal languages of Fulani, Kanuri, Bura, and others.
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Nigerians or the Nigerian people , are citizens of Nigeria or people with ancestry from Nigeria. Nigerians come from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds as the founding of Nigeria was the outcome of a colonial creation by the British Empire. There have been several major historical states in Nigeria that have influenced Nigerian society via their kings and their legal and taxation systems, and the use of religion to legitimize the power of the king and to unite the people. Nigerian culture was profoundly affected by the British colonial rule.
Nigeria is one of the largest , km2 and geographically, socially and culturally most diversified African countries. It is the most populous country of Africa the population estimated at million in , and potentially one of the richest. Richly endowed with human and natural resources, benefiting of a large internal market, Nigeria is, however, highly dependant on external economic sector, particularly oil revenues 93 per cent of exports in
Though there is archaeological evidence that societies have been living in Nigeria for more than twenty-five hundred years, the borders of modern Nigeria were not created until the British consolidated their colonial power over the area in The name Nigeria was suggested by British journalist Flora Shaw in the s. She referred to the area as Nigeria, after the Niger River, which dominates much of the country's landscape. The word niger is Latin for black. More than ethnic tribes call present-day Nigeria home.
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