- a former secessionist state (1967–70) in SE Nigeria, in W Africa. Capital: Enugu.
- Bight of, a wide bay in the E part of the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa.
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Examples from the Web for biafra
Prosecutor Michael Guarino has since publicly apologized to Biafra.A Brief History of the Phrase 'F*ck the Police'
August 23, 2014
Then he decided to sneak into Biafra and persuade its leader of his position.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life
August 9, 2014
Biafra said he would not likely be a major presence in this year's gubernatorial race or the 2012 elections.
“When Ronald Reagan won in 1980, I realized I kind of misfired,” Biafra told The Daily Beast.
Biafra is still hard at work deflating the great political personalities of the day.
It has a seacoast of about 200 miles on the Bight of Biafra.
Large brass pans used in the Bight of Biafra for obtaining salt.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
One night, in the gulf of Biafra, between Fernando Po and the main land, we as usual had shortened sail.Torrey's Narrative
- a region of E Nigeria, formerly a local government region: seceded as an independent republic (1967–70) during the Civil War, but defeated by Nigerian government forces
- Bight of Biafra former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny
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