Nigerian ethnicity - top countries
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Nigeria has the largest population in Africa and its people belong to over 250 sub-ethnic groups, the largest of which are the Esan and the Yoruba. Nigeria was ruled by various kingdoms and tribal rulers and became a colony of England in the 19th century. Many people of African descent in the Americas, and particularly in the Caribbean, have some Nigerian ethnicity. Modern migrations have resulted in a large presence of people of Nigerian descent elsewhere in Africa, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and in the Netherlands. Yoruba art, and its intricate wood and metal sculpture in particular, emphasizes the human head, which the Yoruba regard as the essential life-source.