Yoruba States in Nigeria

States Where Yorubas Are Found in Nigeria

Yoruba states in Nigeria here refers to states where yoruba lives and are indigenes.

Yoruba States in Nigeria

Yoruba tribe is one of the major and biggest three tribes in Nigeria alongside Igbo and Hausa-Fulani.

The states where Yorubas are indigenes are known as Yorubaland.

Defining areas known as Yorubaland land has generated so much arguments as result of geo political demarcation of Nigeria.

Basically the Yorubas occupies mostly the western Nigeria.

However, studies has shown that Yorubaland stretches upward North especially North Central Nigeria.

Research has it that there are over 40 million Yorubas scattered all over Nigeria.

In this post, we will be providing Yoruba states in Nigeria.

In otherwords, this article will answer the question what areas constitute Yorubaland in Nigeria.

List of Yourba States in Nigeria

Below is the list of states that are Yorubaland in Nigeria.These are Yourba states in Nigeria.

Lagos State

Lagos State is the pride of Yourba Nation. The former seat of Nigeria government is the most developed Yorubaland in Nigeria.

There have been many debates stating that there are no indigenous people of Lagos state.

However, Nigeria history has always ceded the state to Yorubas.

So Lagos is purely Yorubaland with Yourba Obas ruling over affairs of the locals.

Lagos state is the smallest Yoruba state in Nigeria.

Oyo State

Oyo State is the largest Yourba state in Nigeria. The state is one of the ancestral home of Yourba nation.

It is bordered by Ogun and Osun State. Oyo State is one of the major producers of Cocoa in Nigeria.

Osun State

Osun state is another prominent Yourba state in Nigeria.

The state is rich in cultural heritage. The state is known for high production of agricultural produce.

Osun state ia second largest Yoruba state.

Ogun State

Ogun state is the second richest Yoruba state after Lagos state.

The state is home ot some of the biggest industrial layouts in Nigeria.

Some of the biggest kingdoms in Ogun state are Egbaland and Ijebu land.

It is also one of the major producer of Cocoa in Nigeria.

Ondo State

Ondo is one of the two Yoruba oil producing states with Lagos being the second state.

Ondo state is the only Yourba state that is part of Niger Delta states.

These are oil producing states in Nigeria. Ondo is the second smallest Yourba state.

Ekiti State

Ekiti state is also in the list of Yourba States in Nigeria.

The whole of Ekiti state is Yorubaland and speaks Yourba language.

Ekiti is referred to as the most educated Yourba state in Nigeria.

Other Yourba States in Nigeria

Other states in Nigeria where Yorubas are indigenes. These are other states that constitutes Yourbaland in Nigeria.

Is Kwara State A Yoruba State?

Kwara StateĀ 

Debates has raged on as to whether Kwara state is Yorubaland.

According to Nigeria geo political demarcation, Kwara state is in North Central and is regarded as part of Northern Nigeria.

However, most part of Kwara state are Yorubaland and there are many Yorubas who are indigenes to Kwara state.

So, Kwara is considered part of Yorubaland and to many, Kwara is a Yoruba state.

Also, unconfirmed reports has suggested that there are Yoruba indigenes in Edo State and Kogi State.


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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