n. a small town in India containing an ancient monastery
Tabo is an archaeological mound site in Nubia, Sudan, in what was at one time the Kingdom of Kush. It is located at the southern end of the Argo Island in the Nile, just south of Kerma, approximately north of Dongola. It draws its name from a small village of the same, which is located near the ruins. Here at Tabo, there was a well preserved Amun temple. It is long and wide. The first pylon is wide, the second . Based on these measurements, it is one of the largest Nubian temples. There was a courtyard with columns and a portico below. The temple is now heavily damaged, with local residents using this shrine as a quarry; the temple's stone blocks can be found in many of the neighboring villages.
The tabò (TAH-boh) is the traditional Filipino hygiene tool primarily for anal cleansing, bathing, and cleaning the floor of the bathroom. Many Filipinos actually prefer using a tabo rather than toilet paper since toilet paper is considered to be inadequate or even dirty. The tabo could most commonly be found in the provinces though it is also widely used in the cities.
The tabo can sometimes be translated into English as a "dipper", but according to Dr. Michael Tan, chancellor at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and a columnist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, that translation is weak. In his opinion article entitled “‘Tabo’ Culture”, which was posted online at the Philippine Daily Inquirer website on May 24, 2011, Tan said that the tabo is much more than a dipper. The plastic tabo is an almost indispensable fixture in the Filipino home. Filipinos living overseas will bring their own tabo or even ask their relatives to send one over if ever they forget.