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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.
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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
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(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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