Definition of Ibibio in English:


Syllabification: I·bi·bi·o
Pronunciation: /iˈbibēō, ibəˈbēō

noun (plural same or Ibibios)

  • 1A member of a people of southern Nigeria.
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    • This kind of caste system is also found among the Yoruba and the Ibibios.
    • Other large ethnic groups include the Ibibio, the Ijaw, the Kanuri, the Nupe, and the Tiv.
    • The Ibibio primarily live in the Cross River State of southeastern Nigeria.
  • 2The Benue-Congo language of the Ibibio, closely related to Efik.
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    • English is the official language; however, Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa represent the principal languages, joined by Kanuri, Fulani, Nupe, Tiv, Edo, Ijaw and Ibibio.


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  • Relating to the Ibibio or their language.
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    • This finely rendered male Ibibio marionette is relatively naturalistic in form, with rounded muscular contours.
    • North of this coastal area occupied by Delta, Ogoni, and Ibibio peoples is the hinterland dominated by the Igbo.
    • Its origin is ascribed to two local slave dealers who traveled beyond Arochukwu to the Ibibio area.


the name in Ibibio.

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