Oil rich Delta state is one of the states in south-south Nigeria. This state was created in 1991 and is also known for fishing in addition to its oil deposits. Delta state is made up of a few tribes which can be mistaken as one tribe by non-indigenes of Delta state.
Below are the tribes in Delta state.
The Ijaw tribe is the biggest tribe in the riverine part of Nigeria. They are found not just in Delta both also in Bayelsa, Rivers and parts of Ondo. The Ijaw tribe is the most influencial tribe in the riverine part of Nigeria. They are also known to have a violent history. A number of tribes in delta are sub-tribes under the Ijaw tribe. As a result of being born and bred close to many rivers, the Ijaws are very good swimmers.
The ijaw people are Christians and are majorly fishermen. They love alcohol and also a meal of fish and plantain. The dress code of this tribe includes wrappers and heavy cloaks with hats to match.
The isoko people are one of the most recognized tribes in Delta state. They occupy present day warri. This tribe is a tribe known for its musical and comical prowess. Over time, lots of musicians and comedians that are well known in Nigeria have emernated from this tribe.
The people of isoko have a violent history and also share a lot in common with tribes of neigbouring Rivers state.
Christianity is majorly practised by indigenes of this tribe. Also, farming and fishing are the major occupations of the Isoko people. The people of Isoko feed on starch and Banga soup.
This tribe is one of the most known tribes in Delta state. The Urhobo people speak the urhobo language. There are 24 sub-groups under the Urhobo tribe. This tribe has a population of about 2million people. They share boundaries with the people of Ijaw at the south, the people of Ukwuani at the north east, Isoko at the southeast, Itsekiri at the west, and edo to the north.
People from this tribe are Christians. Also fishing and farming are the major occupation. Urhobo people feed on starch and Banga soup.
The itsekiri people are one of the major tribes in the Niger delta. This tribe has a population of over a million people. They occupy three local government areas in Delta state. These are: Warri south, Warri north and Warri south west local government areas. The itsekiri people are known for their musical and comical prowess. They have some of the funniest people in Nigeria.
The average itsekiri indigene is a fisherman and a Christian. Their mode of dressing is just like the mode of dressing in other parts of the riverine area. They love meals of starch and Banga soup.
The Ukwani people occupy the Eastern part of delta state. They have a lot of similarities with neighboring tribes. This people are predominantly Christians and have fishing and farming as their major occupation. They are known to feed on starch and Banga soup just like neighboring tribes.
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