Enugu

[ ey-noo-goo ]
/ eɪˈnu gu /

noun

a city in SE Nigeria.

Definition for enugu (2 of 2)

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.

Related forms

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

Enugu

/ (ɛˈnuːɡuː) /

noun

a state of S Nigeria. Capital: Enugu. Pop: 3 257 298 (2006). Area: 7161 sq km (2765 sq miles)
a city in S Nigeria, capital of Enugu state: capital of the former Eastern region and of the breakaway state of Biafra during the Civil War (1967–70): coal-mining. Pop: 549 000 (2005 est)

British Dictionary definitions for enugu (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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