One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a people of southern Nigeria.
- ‘Other smaller groups include the Fulani, Ijaw, Kanuri, Ibibio, Tiv, and Edo.’
- ‘Edwin Ardener assessed the number of fishermen in the Victoria division in the early twentieth century to be about 7,500, mostly Duala, Ibibio, and Ijo.’
- ‘The Ibibio primarily live in the Cross River State of southeastern Nigeria.’
- ‘Nigeria also provided slaves for Barbados, the Yoruba, Efik, Igbo and Ibibio being the main ethnic groups targeted.’
- ‘Other large ethnic groups include the Ibibio, the Ijaw, the Kanuri, the Nupe, and the Tiv.’
- ‘According to notes by Harris dating to 1954 (supplied by Eli Bentor), an Igbo informant told him that all of these were made by Ibibio.’
- ‘The marks on each temple in that mask and the one shown here are similar to those found among masks of the Igbo and Ibibio.’
- ‘This kind of caste system is also found among the Yoruba and the Ibibios.’
2mass noun The language of the Ibibio, belonging to the Benue-Congo group and closely related to Efik. It has around 2 million speakers.
- ‘English is the official language; however, Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa represent the principal languages, joined by Kanuri, Fulani, Nupe, Tiv, Edo, Ijaw and Ibibio.’
Relating to the Ibibio or their language.
- ‘This finely rendered male Ibibio marionette is relatively naturalistic in form, with rounded muscular contours.’
- ‘Oracular activities, trade, and a network of settlements have extended the Aro reach over the Cross River, Ibibio, and Igbo areas.’
- ‘North of this coastal area occupied by Delta, Ogoni, and Ibibio peoples is the hinterland dominated by the Igbo.’
- ‘The facial features of the Duala sculptures differ from those in the Ibibio and Ijo works.’
- ‘He designated them as Ibibio masks.’
- ‘And finally the formal conventions present in Duala, Ijo, Ibibio, and Efik art probably dispersed in the same manner as they do today.’
- ‘The Aro people are the result of the mingling of several Igbo, Cross River, and Ibibio ethnic elements.’
- ‘Many of these masks are in the style of the Ibibio carving center Ikot Ekpene, although they may actually be locally made.’
- ‘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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