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  • Igbo :
    Igbo (or Ibo) people are members of a large ethnic group from areas of West Africa, especially Nigeria, who share a common culture and language
  • Immigrant :
    A person who comes into a country, from another, to settle
  • Indenture :
    A form of contracted servitude or apprenticeship for a fixed period of time.
  • Indentured servant /labourer :
    An indenture servant or labourer worked generally seven years in return for food, accommodation and, often, free passage to a colony, with the promise of land or money at the end
  • Independence :
    The state of self government or self reliance.
  • Indigenous :
    Original inhabitants, native born; used of flora, fauna and people.
  • Indigo:
    Indigo is deep blue dye made from the indigo plant through a long and laborious process. The pea-like plants were fermented in great open vats, and the dye was extracted. Indigo was used mostly for dyeing textiles. Many now believe indigo processing was toxic to indigo workers.
  • Industrial Revolution :
    Rapid development of, initially in Britain, industry using machines in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It caused mass migrations from the countryside into the cities and spread throughout Europe and North America.
  • Inhumanity :
    The state of being brutal, cruel, barbarous, without feeling, indifferent to the suffering of others
  • Insurrection :
    Rebellion, uprising, open resistance to authority
  • Ivory :
    Hard white substance of elephant and other animals’ tusks
  • Ivory Coast :
    A country on the coast of West Africa, officially called Cote d'Ivoire; European traders gave the area the name after the large amounts of ivory found there

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