from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Igbo.

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  • proper n. A people of southeast Nigeria.
  • proper n. A member of the Ibo people.
  • proper n. The language spoken by the Ibo people and elsewhere in southern Nigeria.


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  • The Igbo, sometimes especially formerly referred to as the Ibo, are a West African ethnic group numbering in the tens of millions.

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  • In recent months, a Public Education Edict has gone into effect, under the direction of the federally appointed administrator of the so-called Ibo State, putting all schools under centralized state control.

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  • Third World started when keyboard player Michael "Ibo" Cooper and guitarist (and cellist) Stephen "Cat" Coore, who had originally played in The Alley Cats then Inner Circle, subsequently left to form their own band.


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  • In 1967, after a vicious round of Nigerian coups, counter coups, and ethnic massacres, an Ibo military governor declared independence for his people, whose land held big oil reserves.

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  • In 1967, Nigeria defeated Biafran separatists fighting for an independent state for the Ibo ethnic group in the east.

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  • A member of the Ibo tribe from Nigeria's Anambra state, Ms. Moghalu holds a pharmacy degree as well as a nursing degree.

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  • In Things Fall Apart 1959, the great African novelist Chinua Achebe tells the story of the initial encounters in the 1890s between Ibo villagers in Nigeria and white European missionaries and colonial officials.

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  • [Today], there [are] people not calling themselves Nigerian, but Yoruba, Ibo, Muslim, Christian [etc]…and that, combined with the way some people campaigned during the election, does not build a cohesive nation.

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