WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Bi•a•fra  (bē äfrə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa former secessionist state (1967–70) in SE Nigeria, in W Africa. Cap.: Enugu.
  2. Place NamesBight of, a wide bay in the E part of the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa.
Bi•afran, adj., n. 

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Biafra /bɪˈæfrə/ n
  1. 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
  2. Bight of Biafra
    former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny

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