Kebbi State is mainly populated by the Hausa tribes with some members of other tribes like Bussawa, Dukawa, Kambari, and Kamuku tribal communities. Kebbi state was created on the 27th of August 1991 from Sokoto state. The state has at 2005 had an estimated population of 3,630,931people living there.
The religion in Kebbi state is Christianity and Islam.
Shanga is both a local government area and a tribe in Kebbi state. There are about 127,146 Shanga people in Kebbi and they occupy a landmass of 1,642km square.
The livelihood of the Shanga tribe is based primarily on agriculture, with fishing and trading being of secondary importance. Most of the people from the Shanga tribe are said to be Muslims while the others are Christians and traditionalist.
The Dakarkari people are located in Zuru and Sakaba LGAs of Kebbi. These people are easily identified because of the numerous tribal marks on their bodies. Dakarkari people are tall and have farming and hunting as their professions.
Islam is the major religion of this people. Also, men and women from this tribe dress like Hausas
The people of Achipawa migrated from Badar, a city close to Mecca. They are found in present-day Kontagora. The people of this tribe practise Islam as well as their traditional religion. Farming is one of the major occupations of this tribe.
Men from Achipawa put on flowing gowns while women tie wrappers on blouses. Meals are usually made from millet and maize.
The Fulani tribe is perhaps the second largest tribe in Nigeria. It is also one of the most politically inclined tribes in Nigeria. This tribe can be found in a few West African countries in addition to Nigeria. There are over 40 million indigenes of the Fulani tribe. Cattle rearing is the occupation of the Fulanis while Fulfude is their language.
The Fulanis share some features with the Hausas and religion is one of them. Islam is the predominant religion of this people. The presence of lots of very beautiful women and a nomadic nature are some of the very obvious features of this tribe. Fulani women tie wrapper on blouses ad cover their heads with hijabs while the men wear flowing gowns that are called Babban Riga.
The Kamuku tribes are mainly found in the west-central region of Nigeria, particularly in Kwara State. Their population in 1996 exceeded 35,000 people, found in the Sokoto division of Sokoto State, the Birnin Gwari division of Kaduna State and the Kontagora and Minna divisions of Niger State. The Kamuku language belongs to the Kainji family and is related to C’lela, Duka, and Kambari. The Kamuku tribes are described as industrious agriculturalists who keep livestock.
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