Check Out The 2 North Central States In Nigeria Where Yoruba People Are Indigenes

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It is common knowledge that Nigeria is broadly divided into the North and South, with each region further divided into three. The Northern part of the country is divided into North-East, Northwest, and North-Central. On the other hand, the Southern region is divided into South-East, South-West, and South-south geo-political zones. Before now, the common belief is that the Yoruba people, which is regarded as the second largest ethnic group in the country, are found only in the South-West zone, but this article will show you 2 Northern states where Yoruba people are indigenes.

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It should be recalled that states and geo-political zones, as the case may be, were created by the government for the purpose of administration. However, ethnic groups have been in existence from time immemorial. The Yoruba ethnic group spread beyond the six states in the South-west to include about two states in the Northern part of the country. Kogi and Kwara state in the North-central geo-political zone are the two Northern states in Nigeria where Yoruba people are indigenes.

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Although these states are multi-ethnic in nature, but the Yoruba people make up a large percentage of its natives. In Kwara, for example, Yoruba is the dominant ethnic group in the state, with Fulani, Nupe and Bariba people as minority. Recall that the state’s former Governor, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is a Yoruba man, despite that his state is located within the Northern part of the country.

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On the other hand, many Yoruba people are also natives of Kogi state in the Northern part of the country. The Yoruba-speaking people of Kogi state are often referred to as Okun, and are found in areas like Kabba, Yagba, Ijumu, and Lokoja. It is no doubt that this might have come to some people as a surprise. However, it is important to note that state boundaries or geo-political zones, were not created in line with ethnic affiliation…..Séé Móré

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