The lower classes tend have little chance of breaking from the vicious cycle of poverty. Though there is archaeological evidence that societies have been living in Nigeria for more than twenty-five hundred years, the borders of modern Nigeria were not created until the British consolidated their colonial power over the area in The criteria for determining who belongs to this lowest caste vary from area to area but can include being a member of a minority group, an inhabitant of a specific village, or a member of a specific family or clan.
Christian missionaries brought Western-style education to Nigeria as Christianity quickly spread throughout the south.
Women still have fewer legal rights than men. A man sells patterned cloth at a market. If you place an order, your email address may be securely shared with Trustpilot so that they can contact you. As a result of this coming together, the Nigerians saw that they had more in common with each other than they had previously thought.