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n. pl. Efik or Ef·iks
1. A member of a people inhabiting southern Nigeria.
2. The Benue-Congo language of the Efik people, closely related to Ibibio.

Ef′ik adj.


npl Efiks or Efik
1. (Peoples) a member of a subgroup of the Ibibio people of SE Nigeria
2. (Languages) the language spoken by this people, variously classified as belonging to the Benue-Congo or Kwa divisions of the Niger-Congo family


(ˈɛf ɪk)

n., pl. Ef•iks, (esp. collectively) Ef•ik.
1. a member of an African people of SE Nigeria.
2. the Benue-Congo language of the Efik.
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We claim to be a United States of Nigeria comprising of Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba states and other minority ethnic groups like Nupe, Tiv, Ijaw, Igbira, Kalabari, Urhobo, Itsekiri, Edo, Angas, Gwari, Efik, and several others.
The meeting was attended by EU Special Representative to BiH Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, A efik DA3/4aferoviA on behalf of SDA, Borjana KriA
Animist sects can be found in West Africa among the Ibibio and Efik tribes" (105).
219 No (*) Others: Traders, Artisans, farmers, Bricklayers, Security men, Students, Bead makers, Unemployed ([double dagger]) Others: Hausa, Igbo, Efik.
La accion mediadora de los bengas difiere de la logica historica de absorcion politico-mercantil, participe del esclavismo a gran escala ajustada a la organizacion de linajes mas centralizados, como los anlo, o los efik, segun el esquema ofrecido por Eric Wolf (1987: 265269).
Others include Ijaw English, Igala English, Efik English, Ebira English, and Ibibio English.
Many chose the maiden's costume from their villages, while some chose the local Efik dress to impress the judges.
In local Nigerian languages, it is called asofeyeje in Yoruba, ira in Igbo, wadda in Hausa, and eto mmoneba or utoenyin in Efik and Ibibio, respectively (6).
This appeared to be the first documented records where Igbo and some other languages in Southern Nigeria like Efik, Kalabari, Ibibio, etc were made.
They are Kanuri, Fula, Edo, Efik, Tiv, and Ijo, etc.
Both cities have three main indigenous groups of which one occupies a predominant status - the Efik in Calabar and the Itsekiri in Warri.