Top 10 Africa's most populous ethnic groups, Igbo is number 2

Top 10 Africa's most populous ethnic groups, Igbo is number 2

Africa, one of the continents in the world, is undoubtedly blessed with a lot of creative minds. Aside this, it is also favoured with different ethnic groups.

Legit.ng brings you a list of the most populous ethnic groups in Africa.

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Below is the list of 10 most populous ethnic groups in Africa courtesy of Africa Facts Zone

1. Hausa - 78 million

The Hausa has 78 million people in different countries.

2. Igbo - 45 million

With 45 million people, the Igbo is the second most populous ethnic group in Africa.

3. Yoruba - 44 million

Trailing the Igbo is the Yoruba tribe, which has 44 million people.

4. Oromo - 40 million

The Oromo ethnic group has 40 million people.

5. Fulani - 35 million

The Fulani has 35 million people, making it the fifth most populous ethnic group in Africa.

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6. Amhara - 20.2 million

The sixth most populous ethnic group in Africa is the Amhara.

7. Akan - 20 million

Akan is the seventh most populous ethnic group in Africa.

8. Somali - 20 million

Trailing the Akan is the Somali, which has 20 million people.

9. Hutu - 18.5 million

Number nine on the list is the Hutu, with 18.5 million people.

10. Ijaw - 15 million

The Ijaw is the tenth most populous ethnic group in Africa with 15 million people.

In other news, there are interesting facts about the Hausa tribe. The tribe is the largest ethnic group in Africa with 78 million people.

The Hausa language is the second most spoken indigenous language with 120 million speakers.

Those who speak the language can be found in Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Benin, Cameroon, Togo, Central African Republic, Ghana, Sudan, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Senegal, and The Gambia.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with First-Class Honours in BSc Environmental Science has started her own business.

The lady named Deborah Laryea decided to start making ladies' hair from house-to-house.

Interestingly, Deborah indicated that the styles of hair she has been making are purely from her own imagination as she never learnt the skill.

"I imagine it and my hands replicate my imagination," she said.

Deborah graduated in 2018 and completed her national service in 2019 with Ghana Manganese Company Ltd as a Health Safety and Environment officer where her performance was also excellent.

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