What race is Nigeria???


There are 5 types of race in the world. Namely: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Nigeria is a black country the native population is black.

What is my race as a Nigerian?

Answer: Black race.

I have observed that people often use Race and ethnicity interchangeably, but technically, they’re defined as separate things. Race is understood by most people as a mixture of physical, behavioural and cultural attributes. Ethnicity recognizes differences between people mostly on the basis of language and shared culture.”

According to Worldatlas, Nigeria is number 18 in the world’s most diverse ethnic groups in the world with over 520 spoken languages. Many ethnic groups in Nigeria exist within its geographical limits, and many of them have territories that cross several different countries.


While someone may say their race is “Black,” their ethnicity might be Fulani, or someone may say their race is “Black,” and their ethnicity is Ukwuani.

Source cited:

https://www.livescience.com/difference-between-race-ethnicity.html, https://www.verywellmind.com/difference-between-race-and-ethnicity-5074205

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