North East Nigeria is a region of Nigeria that occupies slightly less than one-third of Nigeria's total area and had a projected population for 2011 of 23.6 million, or 13.5% of the country's population. The Fulani are well spread across the region. The Kanuri make up the majority in Borno and Yobe states. The Jukun peoples make up the majority in Taraba state and are also spread across neighbouring states. There are over 100 ethnic groups in the region.
North East consists of the following states:
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The Mambilla Plateau encompasses large parts of Taraba State, with an average elevation of 1,600 metres it offers dramatic landscapes with spectacular views.
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- Kunun gyada, a groundnut based porridge.
- Mordam, a millet gruel taken with yoghurt.
- Sharwa Milk, a drink from Borno made with white rice.
- Kunun Aya, a juice made from tiger nuts.
- Sobo, a beverage made with hibiscus flowers.