List of Tribes in Kano State Nigeria

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Kano state was created on the 27th of May, 1967 and is one of the most populated states in northern Nigeria. Kano state is not just one of the most populated states in northern Nigeria, it is also the most industrialised. Although this state is dominated by the Fulanis and Hausas, it is also occupied by other tribes.

That said, below are the tribes in Kano state.

Hausa Tribe

The Hausa tribe is one of the two major tribes in Kano state. This people do not differ in any way from the Hausas of other Norther states. Their men put on flowing gowns and their women tie wrapper on blouse. Hausa women also cover their heads as their custom demands.

The Hausas are Muslims and farmers. Millet, maize and sorghum are staples of this people.

Fulani Tribe

The Fulanis are easily identified because of their nomadic nature and their occupation of cattle rearing. They speak Fulfude and also have a very large population in this state.

The Fulanis are responsible for the spread of Islam in Nigeria. This was made possible by the jihad movement. This people have the same cultures with the Hausas. They dress alike and eat the same foods.

Other Tribes in Kano without Detailed Information

Teshena Tribe

Shira Tribe

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One thought on “List of Tribes in Kano State Nigeria

  • April 15, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    It’s very ridiculous that in Nigeria nothing is put in order. Can you imagine a whole state of Kano without the comprehensive knowledge about her own indigene. Telling the world you have tribes without their details is shameful.


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