Nigerians or the Nigerian people are citizens of Nigeria or people with ancestry from Nigeria.[21] Nigeria is composed of various ethnic groups and cultures and the term Nigerian refers to a citizenship-based civic nationality.[21] Nigerians derive from over 250 ethnic groups and languages.[22] Though there are multiple ethnic groups in Nigeria, economic factors result in significant mobility of Nigerians of multiple ethnic and religious backgrounds to reside in territories in Nigeria that are outside their ethnic or religious background, resulting in the mixing of the various ethnic and religious groups, especially in Nigeria's cities.[23] The English language is the lingua franca of Nigerians.[24] 50% of Nigerians are Muslims and about 49.3% are Christians.[25] These are the two major religions, according to statista.[26]com, more than half of the Nigerian population is said to be Muslim, others are also practiced but are not as widely known as these two.

Nigerian diaspora
Regions with significant populations
 Nigeria203,452,505 (April 2019 est.)[1]
 United States2,000,000+[5]
 United Kingdom500,000[6]
 Brazil90,000 – 100,000[9][better source needed]
 Central African Republic60,000[11]
 Ivory Coast44,791[14]
 South Africa36,500+[15]
 Burkina Faso5,331
Nigerian English, regional languages
Christianity, Islam, Traditional African religions

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