variants or Igbo
plural Ibo or Ibos or Igbo or Igbos
: a member of a people of the area around the lower Niger in Africa
: the languages of the Ibo people

Examples of Ibo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rappers from the west side of Chicago have large fan bases all over the world who now listen to the lyrics translated to Bengali, Tagalog, and Ibo (AI ensures that despite the translation, the music remains enjoyable). C. Brandon Ogbunu, WIRED, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Ibo Ìgbo the Ibo language

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ibo was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Ibo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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