[ ee-boh ]
/ ˈi boʊ /
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noun, plural I·bos, (especially collectively) I·bo.
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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Also Ig·bo [ig-boh] /ˈɪg boʊ/ .
Words nearby Ibo
ibn Hanbal, ibn Khaldun, ibn Rushd, ibn Saud, ibn Sina, Ibo, ibogaine, Ibota privet, IBR, Ibrahim Pasha, IBRD
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How to use Ibo in a sentence
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
They carry their ivory, gum-copal, and slaves to Ibo or Wibo.
He had heard from a man who came from Ibo, or Wibo, about the Bible, a large book which was consulted.
Kin Ibo, looking a little apprehensively out at the jungle, obeyed.The World with a Thousand Moons|Edmond Hamilton
The language of the Ibo is one of the most widely spoken on the lower Niger.
British Dictionary definitions for Ibo
/ (ˈiːbəʊ) /
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
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