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Top 10 largest tribes in Africa

1. Hausa(78 Million people)

67 million of them live in Nigeria. However, they are also found in sizable numbers in Niger, Benin, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Ghana, Chad, Togo, Burkina Faso and Algeria.

They are a diverse people that speak their own Hausa language.?

?2. Igbo (45 Million people)

They are based primarily in modern-day Nigeria where they make up over 18% of the population though they are also found in Guinea.

They have their own language known as the Igbo language which they primarily speak.

?3. Yoruba (47 Million people)

They are mostly found in West Africa, especially in Nigeria (43.4 million) and Benin (1.4 million). Most Yoruba speak the Yoruba language, which is part of the Niger-Congo family of languages.

4. Oromo (40 Million people)

They are mostly settled in Ethiopia and represent 34.5% of the Ethiopian population. They have their own language known as the Oromo language.

They even have their own religion, which some follow to this day, known as Waaqeffanna.

5. Amazigh

The Amazigh consist of around 40 million people. They are mostly found in Morocco and Algeria, but are also found in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Most Amazigh speak the Amazigh language, though they also speak Arabic.

6. Fulani

They live mainly in Western African nations such as Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal and Chad.

They have their own language known as Fula. They are scattered across west Africa and we believe they have a population of 35 Million people?

7. Amhara (20.2 Million people)

They are mostly concentrated in Ethiopia where they make up 26.9% of the total population.

They are the indigenous people of Ethiopia who have historically lived in the Northern, Central and Western parts of the country.

8. Akan

The Akan tribe number around 20 million people and can be found in Ghana and the Ivory Coast, notably along the southern region of both countries.

They also speak their own language, the Akan language which is part of the Central Tano branch of languages.

9. The Somali

The Somali Tribe have a population of around 20 million people and can be found in the country of Somalia (where they make up the majority of the population), Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.

10. The Hutu (18.5 Million people)

They are settled primarily in two countries. The Hutu are the smallest of the top 10 tribes of Africa.

In Rwanda and Burundi, around 85% of the people are Hutu and a combined 18 million-plus Hutu live in these two countries.

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