- a member of an indigenous black people of southeastern Nigeria, renowned as traders and for their art.
- the language of the Ibo, a Kwa language.
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Monbutti, ruba of Mbarukukaru; ibo of the Babira; libu Babusess.
"In the Edo and Ibo stocks people only a few miles apart may not be able to communicate owing to diversity of language" (p. 141).Man, Past and Present
Agustus Henry Keane
Ibo ad optimates, et loquar eis: ipsi enim cognoverunt viam Domini: et ecce magis hi simul confregerunt jugum, ruperunt vincula.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal
The language of the Ibo is one of the most widely spoken on the lower Niger.
He wrote to a friend: "Ibo sed non redibo—I go but I shall not return," as though his fate were revealed to him.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime
William Henry Atherton
- plural -bos or -bo a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in S Nigeria
- the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family: one of the chief literary and cultural languages of S Nigeria