Biafran



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

Our Living Ancestor: Chris Abani Remembers Chinua Achebe Chris Abani March 25, 2013
Chinua Achebe Dies: Beyond ‘Things Fall Apart,’ And His Best Books The Daily Beast March 21, 2013

adjective
of or relating to Biafra or its inhabitants
noun
a native or inhabitant of Biafra
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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