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  1. a town in SW Nigeria.
  2. a male or female given name: from a Yoruba word meaning “love.”
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Examples from the Web for ife

Historical Examples

  • Ife e nombur at ou hast write be an Articul, write first a cifre & aftur e cifer write an Articulle us.

    The Earliest Arithmetics in English


  • The present-day pious Yoruba consults the replica of boards which were found in Ife, and which were thousands of years old.

British Dictionary definitions for ife


  1. a town in W central Nigeria: one of the largest and oldest Yoruba towns; university (1961); centre of the cocoa trade. Pop: 229 000 (2005 est)
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