In this article, we shall be discussing list of Tribes in Kaduna state.
Kaduna state is one the state in Northwest Nigeria which is divided into the southern and northern regions. This state is occupied by both Christians and Muslims and it has many Tribes.
Kaduna state is the 4th largest state in Nigeria and it was created on the 27th of May 1967.
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Major tribes in kaduna state
The following are the major tribes in kaduna state. These are:
You may want to know:
How many tribes are in kaduna state?
In kaduna State, we have up to 60 different tribes which will be listed below.
List of Tribes in Kaduna State
Below are the tribes in Kaduna state.
1- Kamaku Tribe
2- Kadara Tribe
3- Kurama Tribe
4- Ham Tribe
5- Asholio Tribe
6- Hausa Tribe
7- Gbagyi tribe
8- Kagoro Tribe
9- Katab Tribe
10- Fulani Tribe
11- Kaje Tribe
12- Atakar Tribe
13- Binawa tribe
14- Kaje Tribe
15- Bassa Tribe
16- Bina Tribe
17- Gure Tribe
18- Gwandara Tribe
19- Jaba Tribe
20- Kagoma Tribe
21- Kajuru Tribe
22- Kamaki Tribe
23- Kiballo Tribe
24- Ayu Tribe
25- cawe Tribe
26- Koro Tribe
27- Moruwa Tribe
28- Rumadu Tribe
29- Rumaya Tribe
30- Scrubu Tribe
31- Uncinda Tribe
32- Nunku Tribe
33- Mada Tribe
34- Kamaku Tribe
35- Kanikon Tribe
37- Ribang tribe
38- Ham Tribe
39- Kuturmi Tribe
40- PiTi Tribe
41- Tsam (chawai) tribe
42- Ruruma tribe
43- Kaguu (Kahugu) Tribe
44- Gwong (Kagoma)
Brief Explanation of tribes in Kaduna
Kamaku is both a tribe and a town in Kaduna state. The kamaku tribe occupies part of Kaura local government area.
The people of Kamaku are Christians and are known to engage majorly in farming.
This people have similar cultures with other northern tribes.
The kadara tribe is one of the many tribes in southern Kaduna.
It is also one of the biggest tribes in the southern part of Kaduna. The people of this tribe occupy kajuru and kachia local government areas of Kaduna state. They have a population of about 300,000. It is believed that the Kadara people migrated from a part of Jos.
This people are Christians and also take part in trading and farming. They imitate the Hausas in dressing and food.
The Kurama people have their roots in the Middle East. They migrated from present day Yemen to present day Southern Kaduna long before the emergence of Islam. They moved
along the Sahara desert gradually until they arrived northern Nigeria.
The people of Kurama speak Hausa language and are Muslims. They dress and feed just like the Hausas.
Hamis both a tribe as well as a local government area in Kaduna state. The people of this tribe speak the Hyam dialect.
They mainly occupy the Jaba local government area. However, they are not limited to this local government area. They can
also be found in Kagarko and Kachia local government areas.
It is believed that the Ham tribe migrated from Egypt a long time before the arrival of the Europeans.
Most people in Jaba are farmers. Also, the Jaba tribe practises Islam.
The Asholio tribe occupies Kaura local government area of Kaduna state. Not much is known about the ancestral home of
the Asholio tribe. Over time, the people of this tribe have adopted the cultural practices of some of their neighbors. This has greatly weakened their own traditions.
Farming and trading are some of the major occupations of Asholio indigenes. Also, a mixture of Islam and Christianity is practiced in this tribe.
The Hausas in Kaduna are found in the Northern part of the state. Although the Hausa tribe is the dominant tribe in the
whole of Northern Nigeria. However, in Kaduna state, this tribe is just one of the many tribes. The Hausa tribe in Kaduna might not be big, however, they are still very influential. A lot
of the tribes around them appear to have adopted their cultures and way of life.
The Hausas speak the Hausa language and are predominantly Muslims. Their major occupations are farming and trading.
Men from the Hausa tribe put on Babban riga while women tie wrappers on blouse and cover their heads with hijabs. The Hausas have very reach meals. One of them is “tuwo.”
The Kagoro people are believed to have migrated from Sudan.
They are peaceful people and are also Muslims. As a result of their dressing, this people can easily be mistaken for Hausas
by people from the southern part of Nigeria.
The Kagoro people are farmers and are known to feed on processed millet and maize.
The Katab people are found in Zango-Kataf LGA in southern Kaduna. This people are Christians and also believe that they
are the original inhabitants of Kaduna. Although the Katab people arrived Kaduna before the Hausas, they have taken up the cultures of the Hausas.
The Fulanis in Kaduna state occupy the northern part of the state. They are very similar to the Hausas in their way of life. It is believed that the Fulanis migrated from parts of the Middle East. The Fulanis in Kaduna have been involved in various clashes with other tribes in the state. A lot of times, it is believed that this clashes are for religious reasons.
Fulfude is the language that is spoken by the Fulanis. Also, Islam is the predominant religion that is practiced by this people. The Fulanis are majorly cattle rearers and are nomadic in nature. Men from this tribe put on Babban riga while women tie wrappers on blouse.
The Kaje people are also known as Bajju. They occupy Zangon Kataf LGA in Kaduna state. This people speak a language called Jju and have a population of 300,000.
The people of Kaje are stuperstitious and are mainly traditionalists. This people eat the same food as the Hausas and also dress in similar ways.
Other Kaduna Tribes without Detailed Information
Tsam (chawai) tribe
Kaguu (Kahugu) Tribe
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