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Ibo Tweet Definition of Ibo Like Definition of Ibo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A people of south-east Nigeria.
  2. A member of the Ibo people.
  3. The language spoken by the Ibo people and elsewhere in southern Nigeria.
     
Icelandic Tweet Definition of Icelandic Like Definition of Icelandic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A North Germanic language, the national tongue of Iceland.
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to Iceland.
     
IE Tweet Definition of IE Like Definition of IE on Facebook
initialism 
  1. Internet Explorer
     
i.e. Tweet Definition of i.e. Like Definition of i.e. on Facebook
abbreviation 
  1. (context, initialism) id est: That is; in other words; that is to say; in essence.
The three U.S. states on the west coast ( Washington, Oregon, and California) have favorable climates.
     
Igbo Tweet Definition of Igbo Like Definition of Igbo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A people of southeast Nigeria.
  2. A member of the Igbo people.
  3. The language spoken by the Igbo people and elsewhere in southern Nigeria.
     
Ilocano Tweet Definition of Ilocano Like Definition of Ilocano on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An ethnic group in the Philippines.
  2. A language spoken principally on the island of Luzon.
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the Ilocano.
     
Indian Tweet Definition of Indian Like Definition of Indian on Facebook
noun 
  1. Person from India.
  2. Individual of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas, before the arrival of Europeans. Also: Amerindian, Native American.
  3. (obsolete) An Australian Aborigine.
  4. (obsolete) A Maori.
  5. An Indian meal.
We're going out tonight for an .
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to India or its people.
  2. Of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas, the people who lived in the Americas before the Europeans came, as well as the descendants of such people.
     
Indic Tweet Definition of Indic Like Definition of Indic on Facebook
noun 
  1. (linguistics) A branch of the Indo-European family of languages comprising Sanskrit and its modern descendants such as Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi.
adjective 
  1. Pertaining to this group of languages.
  2. Pertaining to India or its people or culture; Indian.
     
Indo-European Tweet Definition of Indo-European Like Definition of Indo-European on Facebook
noun 
  1. A linguistic theory according to which the similarities between Sanskrit, Persian, Greek and Latin justify a shared mother-language of common origin, based on the "Aryan" theory of philologist Sir William Jones; also known as Indo-Germanic under the extensive comparative work of these and other old languages by linguist w:Franz Bopp, Franz Bopp.
  2. A major language family which includes many of the languages between Europe and India, with notable Indic, Iranian and European sub-branches.
  1. The hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
    1. A member of the original group hypothesized to have spoken PIE and thus to have been the ancestor for most of Western Eurasia.
    For more, see (Wikipedia: w:Indo-European languages, Indo-European languages)
adjective 
  1. Of or related to the languages originally spoken in Europe and Western Asia.
  2. Of or related to the hypothetical parent language of the Indo-European language family. Also called Proto-Indo-European and abbreviated PIE.
  3. Of or related to the hypothetical group of peoples that spread Indo-European tongues.
     
Indo-Iranian Tweet Definition of Indo-Iranian Like Definition of Indo-Iranian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A branch of the Indo-European language family, including the Indic and Iranian languages.
  2. A member of any peoples speaking such a language.
adjective 
  1. Of or relating to such a language or member.
     
Indonesian Tweet Definition of Indonesian Like Definition of Indonesian on Facebook
noun 
  1. Person living in or coming from Indonesia.
proper noun 
  1. The common language spoken in Indonesia.
adjective 
  1. Referring to Indonesia, its people, or the Indonesian language.
     
Inuit Tweet Definition of Inuit Like Definition of Inuit on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (plural of, Inuk)
     
Inuktitut Tweet Definition of Inuktitut Like Definition of Inuktitut on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the language of the Inuit people
     
Ionian Tweet Definition of Ionian Like Definition of Ionian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A member of the Ionians, one of the races of Ancient Greece.
adjective 
  1. Relating to the Hellenic people of that name.
  2. Ionic, of Ionia, the ancient (ca 1100 BC) region including western Asia Minor and the adjacent Aegean Islands occupied by the Ionian people.
  3. Relating to Io, one of the moons of the planet Jupiter
     
Ionic Tweet Definition of Ionic Like Definition of Ionic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A sub-dialect of the Attic-Ionic dialectal group of Ancient Greek consisting of Old Ionic and New Ionic.
adjective 
  1. of or related to Ionians
  2. (architecture) of an order of classical Greek architecture; the Ionic order
     
Iowa Tweet Definition of Iowa Like Definition of Iowa on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A (USstate) Capital: Des Moines.
     
Iranian Tweet Definition of Iranian Like Definition of Iranian on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person from Iran or of Iranian descent.
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the Iranian people or the Iranian languages.
     
Iraqi Tweet Definition of Iraqi Like Definition of Iraqi on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A person from Iraq or of Iraqi descent.
adjective 
  1. Of, from, or pertaining to Iraq, or the Iraqi people.
     
Irish Gaelic Tweet Definition of Irish Gaelic Like Definition of Irish Gaelic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. the Celtic language indigenous to Ireland, commonly called Irish.
     
Irishman Tweet Definition of Irishman Like Definition of Irishman on Facebook
proper noun (Irishmen)
  1. A man from Ireland.
     
Irishwoman Tweet Definition of Irishwoman Like Definition of Irishwoman on Facebook
proper noun (Irishwomen)
  1. A woman from Ireland
     
Iroquoian Tweet Definition of Iroquoian Like Definition of Iroquoian on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to a Native American language family including the Iroquois and Cherokee.
     
Iroquois Tweet Definition of Iroquois Like Definition of Iroquois on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A confederacy of (originally) five Native American (Indian) tribes: the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, and the Senecas. Also known as the Iroquois League.
  2. A person belonging to one of these tribes.
  3. Any of the languages of the Iroquois, belonging to the Iroquoian family of languages.
  4. A kind of hairdo, where both sides of the head are shaved leaving only a stripe of hair in the middle.
     
Israel Tweet Definition of Israel Like Definition of Israel on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The modern nation in the Middle East, located at eastern shore of the Mediterranean. Official name: State of Israel.
  2. The ancient nation occupying approximately the same area, especially under the united monarchy of Saul, David and Solomon.
  3. (context, biblical) A name given to Jacob (Genesis 32:28).
    • (RQ:Authorized Version, Genesis, 32, 28)
    • : And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but : for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
    • 2006: http://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/OTpdf/gen32.pdf an interlinear, literal translation of Genesis 32:28
    • : And-he-is-saying not Jacob he-shall-be-said further name-of-you but rather that you-are-upright with Elohim and with mortals and-you-are-prevailing. (Thus one literal translation of ×שר××, Israel, is "Upright with God"; ×שר־×× Ishr-al.)
      1. (given name, male).
     
Italian Tweet Definition of Italian Like Definition of Italian on Facebook
noun 
  1. An inhabitant of Italy or a person of Italian descent.
  2. The official language of Italy, also spoken in San Marino, the Vatican, and parts of Switzerland.
adjective 
  1. pertain, Pertaining to Italy, its people or its language.
     
Italic Tweet Definition of Italic Like Definition of Italic on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Italic language
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to Italy
  2. (context, linguistics) Pertaining to a subfamily of the w:Centum-Satem isogloss, Centum branch of the Indo-European language family, that includes Latin and other languages (as Oscan, Umbrian) spoken by the peoples of ancient Italy and also the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, etc.); the group of ancient languages of this branch as contrasted with the modern Romance languages; Osco-Umbrian
The ancient languages that are now extinct include w:Oscan, w:Umbrian, and w:South Picene.
  1. (context, ancient history) Pertaining to various peoples that lived in Italy before the establishment of the Roman empire, or to any of several alphabet systems used by those peoples for writing their languages.
''There were several alphabets, one being the Etruscan alphabet.
     

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