Read Here: Interesting facts about Tiv Community of Nigeria

In this long list of communities and ethnic groups, the world often unintentionally overlooks several smaller communities. One such group is the Tiv People.

Nigeria is among the most diverse countries on the African continent. It is home to one of the largest numbers of ethnic groups and communities in the country. In this long list of communities and ethnic groups, the world often unintentionally overlooks several smaller communities. One such group is the Tiv People. The Tiv people are an ethnic group located in the middle belt region of Nigeria. They are famous for their rich cultural heritage, which includes unique artistic expressions, social organization, and religious practices.

The roots of the Tiv people are shrouded in mystery and legend. According to the local mythology, they originated from a hill in the present-day Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. Several historic experts and passionate researchers believe that the Tiv people migrated to their present location around the 16th century. After migrating, they established a complex social and political system.


In 1806 the Tiv tribe defeated Fulani Jihadists at the battle of Abinste. Further, Bello, son of Othman Dan-Fodio led the army of Fulani invaders. Meanwhile, The battle of Abinste lasted 3 days. Accordingly, The world and the locals know the Tivs for their poisoned arrows and bravery in battle.

One of the most important aspects of Tiv culture is their artistic expression. The Tiv are famous for their intricate wood carvings that they use in various ceremonies and festivals. Tiv music is also a significant aspect of their cultural heritage. The defining character of the Tiv Music is the use of various musical instruments, including the arched harp and the udu drum.

Another important aspect of Tiv culture is their religious beliefs. The Tiv also believe in a supreme power, Aondo. The local legends believe the supreme being is responsible for creating the world and all living things. They also believe in various deities and spirits, which are associated with various aspects of the natural world. Many Tiv are successful farmers and traders, and their businesses have played a major role in the country’s economic development.

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