Biafra



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.
Contemporary Examples

Jerry Brown’s Worst Enemy Benjamin Sarlin March 1, 2010
Jerry Brown’s Worst Enemy Benjamin Sarlin March 1, 2010
Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life Chimamanda Adichie August 8, 2014
Jerry Brown’s Worst Enemy Benjamin Sarlin March 1, 2010
A Brief History of the Phrase ‘F*ck the Police’ Rich Goldstein August 22, 2014
Jerry Brown’s Worst Enemy Benjamin Sarlin March 1, 2010

Historical Examples

The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various
Torrey’s Narrative William Torrey
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

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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