List of 300 Plus Languages Spoken in Nigeria

Nigeria is a said to have an estimated number of around 500 Languages. Some have gone extinct. The one that are remaining are given in this post. Nigeria is a multi-ethnic society with people from various backgrounds, believe, cultures with different languages spoken. This post focuses on the different languages spoken by the Nigerian populace at large.

We all know the Lingua Franca of Nigeria is the English Language, which kind of unifies the whole of the Nigerian people.

Nigeria also has the popular pidgin Language also, which is a colloquial form of the unrefined English UK Language.

List of 300 Plus Languages Spoken in Nigeria

The 3 most popular indigenous Languages in Nigeria are, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba referred to as WaZoBia. Which means to come in Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo respectively.

Nigeria is one of the most populous black nations in West Africa with an estimated population that climbs above 200 million presumably. Nigeria as a whole is made up of 6 Geo-Political Zones (North West, North Central, North East, South South, South West and South East) which comprises of 36 States in total. Each of the States comprises Local Government Areas (LGA) which makes up to 774 LGA’s in Nigeria also having different wards of people from various background settings speaking different Languages.

Without further ado, here is a listing of the different languages spoken in Nigeria and their ascribed States of origin.

Different Languages Spoken in Nigeria:

  1. Abanyom (Abanyum, Befun, Bofon, Mbofon),  Cross River State
  2. Nssuka (Abon, Abong, Abõ, Ba’ban) Taraba,  Kogi Enugu State
  3. Abua (Odual, Abuan),  Rivers State
  4. Abureni (Mini),  Bayelsa State
  5. Achipa (Achipawa),  Kebbi State
  6. Adim, Cross River State
  7. Aduge, Anambra State
  8. Adun, Cross River State
  9. Afade, (Affade, Afadeh, Afada, Kotoko, Moga)  Borno, Yobe State
  10. Afo, Plateau State
  11. Afrikaans, Lagos State
  12. Afrike, (Afrerikpe)  Cross River State
  13. Gbo Agbo, Legbo  Cross River State
  14. Ajawa Aja, Ajanci  Bauchi State
  15. Akaju-Ndem, Akajuk  Cross River State
  16. Akweya-Yachi, Benue State
  17. Alago Arago, Plateau State
  18. Amo, Plateau State
  19. Anaguta, Plateau State
  20. Anang, Akwa lbom State
  21. Andoni, Akwa lbom, Rivers State
  22. Angas, Bauchi, Jigawa, Plateau State
  23. Ankwei, Plateau State
  24. Anyima, Cross River State
  25. Arabic Chadian Arabic known as Shuwa Arabic, Borno, Adamawa
  26. Attakar Ataka Kaduna State
  27. Auyoka, Auyokawa, Auyakawa, Awiaka Jigawa State
  28. Awori, Lagos, Ogun State
  29. Ayu,  Kaduna Active
  30. Babur,  Adamawa, Bomo, Taraba, Yobe State
  31. Bachama,  Adamawa State
  32. Bachere, Cross River State
  33. Bada, Plateau State
  34. Bade, Yobe State
  35. Bahumono, Cross River State
  36. Bakulung, Taraba State
  37. Bali, Taraba State
  38. Bambora Bambarawa, Bauchi State
  39. Bambuko, Taraba State
  40. Banda, Bandawa Taraba State
  41. Banka, Bankalawa Bauchi State
  42. Banso, Panso Adamawa State
  43. Bara,  Barawa Bauchi State
  44. Barke,  Bauchi State
  45. Baruba,  Barba Niger State
  46. Bashiri,  Bashirawa Plateau State
  47. Basa,  Kaduna, Kogi, Niger, Plateau State
  48. Batta,  Adamawa State
  49. Baushi,  Niger State
  50. Baya,  Adamawa State
  51. Bekwarra,  Cross River State
  52. Bele,  Buli, Belewa Bauchi State
  53. Betso,  Bete Taraba State
  54. Bette, Cross River State
  55. Bilei, Adamawa State
  56. Bille,  Adamawa State
  57. Bina,  (Binawa) Kaduna State
  58. Bini, Edo State
  59. Birom, Plateau State
  60. Bobua, Taraba State
  61. Boki (Nki), Cross River State
  62. Bkkos, Plateau State
  63. Boko (Bussawa, Bargawa), Niger State
  64. Bole (Bolewa) Bauchi, Yobe State
  65. Botlere, Adamawa State
  66. Boma (Bomawa, Burmano) Bauchi State
  67. Bomboro, Bauchi State
  68. Buduma, Borno Niger State
  69. Buji, Plateau State
  70. Buli, Bauchi State
  71. Bunu, Kogi State
  72. Bura, Adamawa State
  73. Burak, Bauchi State
  74. Burma (Burmawa), Plateau State
  75. Buru, Yobe State
  76. Buta (Butawa), Bauchi State
  77. Bwall, Plateau State
  78. Bwatiye, Adamawa State
  79. Bwazza, Adamawa State
  80. Challa, Plateau State
  81. Chama (Chamawa Fitilai), Bauchi State
  82. Chamba, Taraba State
  83. Chamo, Bauchi State
  84. Chibok, (Chibbak) Yobe State
  85. Chinine, Borno State
  86. Chip, Plateau State
  87. Chokobo, Plateau State
  88. Chukkol Taraba State
  89. Cipu Western Acipa 20,000 Kebbi, Niger State
  90. Daba Adamawa State
  91. Dadiya Bauchi State
  92. Daka Adamawa State
  93. Dakarkari Niger, Kebbi State
  94. Danda (Dandawa) Kebbi State
  95. Dangsa Taraba State
  96. Daza (Dere, Derewa) Bauchi State
  97. Degema Rivers State
  98. Deno (Denawa) Bauchi State
  99. Dghwede 30,000 Borno State
  100. Diba Taraba State
  101. Doemak (Dumuk) Plateau State
  102. Ouguri Bauchi State
  103. Duka (Dukawa) Kebbi State
  104. Duma (Dumawa) Bauchi State
  105. Ebana (Ebani) Rivers State
  106. Ebirra lgbirra Edo, Kogi, Ondo State
  107. Ebu Edo, Kogi State
  108. Efik Cross River State
  109. Egbema Rivers State
  110. Igede (lgede) Egede Benue State
  111. Eggon Plateau State
  112. Egun (Gu) Lagos,Ogun State
  113. Ejagham Cross River State
  114. Ekajuk Cross River State
  115. Eket Akwa Ibom State
  116. Ekoi Cross River State
  117. Engenni (Ngene) Rivers State
  118. Epie Rivers State
  119. Esan (Ishan) Edo State
  120. Etche Rivers State
  121. Etolu (Etilo) Benue State
  122. Etsako Edo State
  123. Etung Cross River State
  124. Etuno Edo State
  125. Palli Adamawa State
  126. Pulani (Pulbe) Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa , Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi , Niger, Sokoto,
  127. Taraba, Yobe State
  128. French Bordering states of Nigeria State
  129. Fyam (Fyem) Plateau State
  130. Fyer(Fer) Plateau State
  131. Ga’anda Adamawa State
  132. Gade Niger State
  133. Galambi Bauchi State
  134. Gamergu Mulgwa , Malgo, Malgwa Borno State
  135. Qanawuri Plateau State
  136. Gavako Borno State
  137. Gbedde Kogi State
  138. Gengle Taraba State
  139. Geji Bauchi State
  140. Gera (Gere, Gerawa) Bauchi State
  141. Geruma (Gerumawa) Plateau State
  142. Geruma (Gerumawa) Bauchi State
  143. Gingwak Bauchi State
  144. Gira Adamawa State
  145. Gizigz Adamawa State
  146. Goernai Plateau State
  147. Gokana (Kana) Rivers State
  148. Gombi Adamawa State
  149. Gornun (Gmun) Taraba State
  150. Gonia Taraba State
  151. Gubi (Gubawa) Bauchi State
  152. Gude Adamawa State
  153. Gudu Adamawa State
  154. Gure Kaduna State
  155. Gurmana Niger State
  156. Gururntum Bauchi State
  157. Gusu Plateau State
  158. Gwa (Gurawa) Adamawa State
  159. Gwamba Adamawa State
  160. Gwandara Kaduna, Niger, Plateau State
  161. Gwari (Gbari) Kaduna, Niger, Plateau State
  162. Gwom Taraba State
  163. Gwoza 40,000 Borno State
  164. Gyem Bauchi State
  165. Hausa Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna,Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Niger,Taraba, Sokoto, Zamfara State
  166. Higi (Hig) Borno, Adamawa State
  167. Holma Adamawa State
  168. Hona Adamawa State
  169. Hyam (Ham, Jaba, Jabba) Kaduna State
  170. Ibeno Akwa lbom State
  171. Ibibio Akwa lbom State
  172. Ichen Adamawa State
  173. Idoma Benue, Taraba State
  174. Igalla Kogi State
  175. lgbo Abia, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi,Enugu, Imo, Rivers State
  176. ljumu Kogi State
  177. Ikorn Cross River State
  178. Irigwe Plateau State
  179. Isoko Delta State
  180. lsekiri (Itsekiri) Delta State
  181. lyala (lyalla) Cross River State
  182. Izere Izarek, Fizere, Fezere, Feserek, Afizarek, Afizare, Afusare, Jari, Jarawa, Jarawan
  183. Dutse, Hill Jarawa, Jos-Zarazon. 100,000 Plateau State
  184. lzondjo) Bayelsa, Delta, Ondo, Rivers State
  185. Jahuna (Jahunawa) Taraba State
  186. Jaku Bauchi State
  187. Jara (Jaar Jarawa Jarawa-Dutse) Bauchi State
  188. Jere (Jare, Jera, Jera, Jerawa) Bauchi, Plateau State
  189. Jero Taraba State
  190. Jibu Adamawa State
  191. Jidda-Abu Plateau State
  192. Jimbin (Jimbinawa) Bauchi State
  193. Jirai Adamawa State
  194. Jonjo (Jenjo) Taraba State
  195. Jukun Bauchi, Benue,Taraba, Plateau State
  196. Kaba(Kabawa) Taraba State
  197. Kadara Ajuah, Ajure, Adaa, Adara, Azuwa, Ajuwa, Azuwa Kaduna, Niger State
  198. Kafanchan Kaduna State
  199. Kagoro Kaduna State
  200. Jju Kaje , Kache Kaduna State
  201. Kajuru (Kajurawa) Kaduna State
  202. Kaka Adamawa State
  203. Kamaku (Karnukawa) Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger State
  204. Kambari Kebbi, Niger State
  205. Kambu Adamawa State
  206. Kamo Bauchi State
  207. Kanakuru (Dera) Adamawa, Borno State
  208. Kanembu Borno State
  209. Kanikon Kaduna State
  210. Kantana Plateau State
  211. Kanufi Bomo, Kaduna, Adamawa, , Kano, Niger, Jigawa, Plateau, Taraba, Yobe State
  212. Karekare (Karaikarai) Bauchi, Yobe State
  213. Karimjo Taraba State
  214. Kariya Bauchi State
  215. Katab (Kataf) Kaduna State
  216. Kenern (Koenoem) Plateau State
  217. Kenton Taraba State
  218. Kiballo (Kiwollo) Kaduna State
  219. Kilba Adamawa State
  220. Kirfi (Kirfawa) Bauchi State
  221. Koma Taraba State
  222. Kona Taraba State
  223. Koro (Kwaro) Kaduna, Niger State
  224. Kubi (Kubawa) Bauchi State
  225. Kudachano (Kudawa) Bauchi State
  226. Kugama Taraba State
  227. Kulere (Kaler) Plateau State
  228. Kunini Taraba State
  229. Kurama Jigawa, Kaduna, Niger, Plateau State
  230. Kurdul Adamawa State
  231. Kushi Bauchi State
  232. Kuteb Taraba State
  233. Kutin Taraba State
  234. Kwalla Plateau State
  235. Kwami (Kwom) Bauchi State
  236. Kwanchi Taraba State
  237. Kwanka (Kwankwa) Bauchi, Plateau State
  238. Kwaro Plateau State
  239. Kwato Plateau State
  240. Kyenga (Kengawa) Sokoto State
  241. Laaru (Larawa) Niger State
  242. Lakka Adamawa State
  243. Lala Adamawa State
  244. Lama Taraba State
  245. Lamja Taraba State
  246. Lau Taraba State
  247. Ubbo Adamawa State
  248. Limono Bauchi, Plateau State
  249. Lopa (Lupa, Lopawa) Niger State
  250. Longuda (Lunguda) Adamawa, Bauchi State
  251. Mabo Plateau State
  252. Mada Kaduna, Plateau State
  253. Mama Plateau State
  254. Mambilla Adamawa State
  255. Manchok Kaduna State
  256. Mandara Wandala Borno State
  257. Manga (Mangawa) Yobe State
  258. Margi Adamawa, Borno, Yobe State
  259. Matakarn Adamawa State
  260. Mbembe Cross River, Enugu State
  261. Mbol Adamawa State
  262. Mbube Cross River State
  263. Mbula Adamawa State
  264. Mbum Taraba State
  265. Memyang (Meryan) Plateau State
  266. Miango Plateau State
  267. Miligili (Migili) Plateau State
  268. Miya (Miyawa) Bauchi State
  269. Mobber Borno State
  270. Montol Plateau State
  271. Moruwa (Moro’a, Morwa) Kaduna State
  272. Muchaila Adamawa State
  273. Mumuye Taraba State
  274. Mundang Adamawa State
  275. Munga (Mupang) Plateau State
  276. Mushere Plateau State
  277. Mwahavul (Mwaghavul) Plateau State
  278. Ndoro Taraba State
  279. Ngamo Bauchi, Yobe State
  280. Ngizim Yobe State
  281. Ngweshe (Ndhang.Ngoshe-Ndhang) Adamawa, Borno State
  282. Ningi (Ningawa) Bauchi State
  283. Ninzam (Ninzo) Kaduna, Plateau State
  284. Njayi Adamawa State
  285. Nkim Cross River State
  286. Nkum Cross River State
  287. Nokere (Nakere) Plateau State
  288. Nunku Kaduna, Plateau State
  289. Nupe,  Niger State
  290. Nyandang Taraba State
  291. Ododop Cross River State
  292. Ogori Kwara State
  293. Okobo (Okkobor) Akwa lbom State
  294. Okpamheri Edo State
  295. Olulumo Cross River State
  296. Oron Akwa lbom State
  297. Owan Edo State
  298. Owe Kwara State
  299. Oworo Kwara State
  300. Pa’a (Pa’awa Afawa) Bauchi State
  301. Pai Plateau State
  302. Panyam Taraba State
  303. Pero Bauchi State
  304. Pire Adamawa State
  305. Pkanzom Taraba State
  306. Poll Taraba State
  307. Polchi Habe Bauchi State
  308. Pongo (Pongu) Niger State
  309. Potopo Taraba State
  310. Pyapun (Piapung) Plateau State
  311. Qua Cross River State
  312. Rebina (Rebinawa) Bauchi State
  313. Reshe Kebbi, Niger State
  314. Rindire (Rendre) Plateau State
  315. Rishuwa Kaduna State
  316. Ron Plateau State
  317. Rubu Niger State
  318. Rukuba Plateau State
  319. Rumada Kaduna State
  320. Rumaya Kaduna State
  321. Sakbe Taraba State
  322. Sanga Bauchi State
  323. Sate Taraba State
  324. Saya (Sayawa Za’ar) Bauchi State
  325. Segidi (Sigidawa) Bauchi State
  326. Shanga (Shangawa) Sokoto State
  327. Shangawa (Shangau) Plateau State
  328. Shan-Shan Plateau State
  329. Shira (Shirawa) Kano State
  330. Shomo Taraba State
  331. Shuwa Adamawa, Borno State
  332. Sikdi Plateau State
  333. Siri (Sirawa) Bauchi State
  334. Srubu (Surubu) Kaduna State
  335. Sukur Adamawa State
  336. Sura Plateau State
  337. Tangale Bauchi State
  338. Tarok Plateau, Taraba State
  339. Teme Adamawa State
  340. Tera (Terawa) Bauchi, Bomo State
  341. Teshena (Teshenawa) Kano State
  342. Tigon Adamawa State
  343. Tikar Taraba State
  344. Tiv Benue, Plateau, Taraba , Nasarawa State
  345. Tula Bauchi State
  346. Tur Adamawa State
  347. Ufia Benue State
  348. Ukelle (Kukelle) Cross River State
  349. Ukwani (Kwale) Delta State
  350. Uncinda Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto State
  351. Uneme (Ineme) Edo State
  352. Ura (Ula) Niger State
  353. Urhobo Delta State
  354. Utonkong Benue State
  355. Uyanga Cross River State
  356. Vemgo Adamawa State
  357. Verre Adamawa State
  358. Vommi Taraba State
  359. Wagga Adamawa State
  360. Waja Bauchi State
  361. Waka Taraba State
  362. Warja (Warja) Jigawa State
  363. Warji Bauchi State
  364. Wula Adamawa State
  365. Wurbo Adamawa State
  366. Wurkun Taraba State
  367. Yache Cross River State
  368. Yagba Kwara State
  369. Yakurr (Yako) Cross River State
  370. Yalla Benue State
  371. Yandang Taraba State
  372. Yergan (Yergum) Plateau State
  373. Yoruba Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Kogi State
  374. Yott Taraba State
  375. Yumu Niger State
  376. Yungur Adamawa State
  377. Yuom Plateau State
  378. Zabara, Niger Active
  379. Zaranda, Bauchi State
  380. Zarma Dyerma, Dyarma, Dyabarma, Zabarma, Adzerma, Djerma, Zarbarma,Zerma Zarmawa, Kebbi State
  381. Zayam (Zeam), Bauchi State
  382. Zul (Zulawa),  Bauchi State
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