FANG, BUBI AND IGBO TRIBES OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA

SEASON 3 EPISODE 21

Equatorial Guinea situated on the equator with some Islands is an African country that has a rich cultural diversity.

FANG TRIBE

The Fang ethnic group also known as Fãn or Pahouin tribe constitute the largest tribe which are of Bantu origin, they make up about 80% of the total population of the country. The Fang tribe are indigenous to the mainland where they dominate and are now migrating to Bioko Island where they now hold political positions.

The Fang ethnic group consists of the Ntumu Fang found at the north of the Mbini River, and the Okak Fang to the south of the Mbini River. The Fang tribe are also found in Gabon and Cameroon.

Fang Tribe of Equatorial Guinea

BUBI TRIBE

The Bubi tribe also known as Bobe, Voove, Ewota tribe are the second largest ethnic group in Equatorial Guinea where they are indigenous inhabitants of Bioko Island. They constitute about 15% of the total population in Equatorial Guinea. The Bubi tribe were once found on the mainland but fled from the Fang people to Bioko Island. Bioko Island was once called Fernando Po and is the largest region in Equatorial Guinea.


Bubi Tribe of Equatorial Guinea

IGBO

The Igbo tribe are the third largest ethnic group in Equatorial Guinea. They are a minority group found in Bioko Island and are more 50,000 in number.

Igbos of Equatorial Guinea

Other tribes that can be found in Equatorial Guinea are Yoruba and Seke.


Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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