Major African Tribes

The major tribes in Africa with their approximate population.

  • Arab – 100 million
  • Berber – 65 million
  • Hausa – 30 million
  • Yoruba – 30 million
  • Oromo – 30 million
  • Igbo – 30 million
  • Fula – 27 million
  • Akan – 20 million
  • Amhara – 20 million
  • Somali – 15-17 million
  • Hutu – 16 million
  • Ijaw – 14 million
  • Mandinka – 13 million
  • Kongo – 10 million
  • Shona – 10 million
  • Zulu – 10 million

In Africathere are about 3,000 tribes, speaking more than 2,000 different languages.

The current population of Africa is 1,315,548,161 as of Tuesday, September 24, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates. Africa population is equivalent to 16.72% of the total world populationAfrica ranks number 2 among regions of the world (roughly equivalent to “continents”), ordered by population.

An ethnic group or ethnicity is a category of people who identify with each other, usually on the basis of a presumed common genealogy or ancestry or on similarities such as common language or dialect, history, society, culture or nation. Wikipedia

A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society. The term was first used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations. By the 17th century the term began to refer to physical traits. Wikipedia

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