Biafra

[ bee-ah-fruh ]
/ biˈɑ frə /

noun

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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OTHER WORDS FROM Biafra

Bi·a·fran, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for biafran (1 of 2)

Biafran
/ (bɪˈæfrən) /

adjective

of or relating to Biafra or its inhabitants

noun

a native or inhabitant of Biafra

British Dictionary definitions for biafran (2 of 2)

Biafra
/ (bɪˈæfrə) /

noun

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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