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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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This appeared to be the first documented records where Igbo and some other languages in Southern Nigeria like Efik, Kalabari, Ibibio, etc were made.
Still, suggesting that Maria belonged to a specific kingdom/state or that she was a speaker of Ijaw, Igbo, Ibibio or Efik is beyond the scope of this paper.
In Igbo land it is called "Ukazi" or "Ukasi" while Efik call it afang.
For example, Yoruba is spoken in six states, Igbo in four states, Annang, Efik and Ibibio in two states while Hausa is spoken across all the states in the North.
Located also within the region are the Efik, Ibibio, Ijaw, and a number of smaller ethnic communities.
As Turner concentrated on the study of Ewe, Efik, Ga, Twi, and Yoruba, he began to understand some of the unusual linguistic features he had observed in Gullah.
There is Maduka, Pa Akadike's son and Chioma's grandfather who is married to Adiaha, a woman of Efik origin in Nigeria's South-South.
The predominantly Catholic Igbo are the largest ethnic group in the southeast, with the Efik, Ibibio, and Ijaw comprising a substantial segment of the population in that area.
locally referred to as kwa kwa in Hausa, Aku oyibo in Ibo, Agbon in Yoruba and Isip oyon in Efik, is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family).
Afemai, Agbassa, Annang, Anwain, Aro, Atyap, Aulliminden, Awori, Baggara, Bariba, Berom, Buduma, Chamba, Damakawa, Defaka, Ebira, Edda, Edo, Efik, Egba, Eket, Ekoi, Ekpeye, Eleme, Emal, Esan, Etsakor, Fon, Gokana, Gwari, Hausa, Hausa-Fulani, Ibibio, Idoma, Igala, Igbo, Ijaw, Ikpide, Ikwerre, Isoko, Itsekiri, Jukun, Kanuri, Kilba.
Some masquerades represent spirits: the jab molasi or jabjab, based on the Efik ekpo ancestor masquerades" (Eastman 404).
These conditions are, by definition of hardship, induced and philosophically explained in the Efik adage: the hunchback that a smoked crayfish wears is not a congenital disorder but results from excessive heat condition of the grill.