Definitions for ik
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"Dame," sayd he, "hym her ye by, For ik am he, [...]" uE0001431uE001 The Bruce, John Barbour.
Origin: From ik, from ic, from ek, from éǵh₂. More at I.
The Ik are an ethnic group numbering about 10,000 people living in the mountains of northeastern Uganda near the border with Kenya, next to the more populous Karamojong and Turkana peoples. The Ik were displaced from their land to create the Kidepo Valley National Park and consequently suffered extreme famine. Also, their weakness relative to other tribes meant they were regularly raided. The Ik are subsistence farmers who grind their own grain. The Ik language is a member of the highly divergent Kuliak subgroup of Nilo-Saharan languages.
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