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Variant of Igbo.
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(ˈiːbəʊ) or


npl -bos or -bo
1. (Peoples) a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in S Nigeria
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family: one of the chief literary and cultural languages of S Nigeria
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(ˈi boʊ)

n., pl. I•bos, (esp. collectively) I•bo.
1. a member of an African people of SE Nigeria, living mainly N and NE of the Niger River delta.
2. the Kwa language of the Ibo.
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