Ibo

noun
\ ˈē-(ˌ)bō How to pronounce Ibo (audio) \
variants: or \ ˈig-​(ˌ)bō How to pronounce Igbo (audio) \
plural Ibo or Ibos or Igbo or Igbos

Definition of Ibo

1 : a member of a people of the area around the lower Niger in Africa
2 : the languages of the Ibo people

First Known Use of Ibo

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Ibo

Ibo Ìgbo the Ibo language

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The first known use of Ibo was in 1757

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