Definitions for "Efik"
The Efik people are members of an ethnic group who share a common culture and language. They are from areas of Nigeria, in West Africa.
The Efik people are a branch of the Ibibio, who in the early 1600s migrated down the Cross River and founded numerous settlements in the Creek Town-Duke Town area (now in Cross River State, Nigeria), and across the river in Cameroon. This area of Nigeria is now known as Calabar and is not to be confused with Kalabari (sometimes 'New Calabar') in the Rivers State, 160 kilometres to the west.