What Are The Major Types Of Religion In Nigeria?

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Religions

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Major Types Of Religion In Nigeria

1. Christianity Religion In Nigeria

This type of religion covers about 45 % of the nation's populace. It is practiced majorly by the Southerners, people from the East and Western part of Nigeria. It is made up of;
  • Protestant
  • Anglican
  • Catholic
  • Orthodox Christians
  • Other Christian church’s branches

2. Islamic Religion In Nigeria

As we all know that the Islamic religion is majorly practiced byn the Northerners and it is being practiced nation wide covering about 50% of Nigeria's populace. It is made up of;
  • Sunni
  • Shia
  • Sharia
  • Sufi
  • Mahdiyya
  • Ahmadiyya
  • Izala
  • Quraniyoon

3. Traditional Religion In Nigeria

Nigerians believe in spirits, magic, supreme powers, one super god etc. They practice various rituals, believe in symbols, organize festivals, and retell myths and as such, they follow the moral and ethical rules of traditional beliefs. This tradition started long before the introduction of Christianity and Islam. It will interest you to know that those who claim to be practicing the two major religions (Christianity and Islam) still practice the traditional religion.

4. Other Religions In Nigeria

The remaining 5% of the nation's populace in Nigeria practice Hinduism and Atheism which was brought into Nigeria by immigrants from India. Amongst other religions in Nigeria is Chrislam which is a mixture of Christianity and Islam religion using the Bible and Quran, the Grail Message, Ogboni and so on.

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