Definition of Ibibio in English:

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Ibibio

Pronunciation: /ˌɪbɪˈbiːəʊ/

noun (plural same or Ibibios)

1A member of a people of southern Nigeria.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 [mass noun] The language of the Ibibio, belonging to the Benue-Congo group and closely related to Efik. It has around 2 million speakers.
Example sentences
  • English is the official language; however, Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa represent the principal languages, joined by Kanuri, Fulani, Nupe, Tiv, Edo, Ijaw and Ibibio.

adjective

Relating to the Ibibio or their language.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

The name in Ibibio.

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