Biafran


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Bi·a·fra

 (bē-ăf′rə, -ä′frə)
A region of southern Nigeria on the Bight of Biafra, an arm of the Gulf of Guinea stretching from the Niger River delta to northern Gabon. It formed a secessionist state from May 1967 to January 1970.

Bi·a′fran adj. & n.

Biafran

(bɪˈæfrən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Biafra or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Biafra
Translations

Biafran

[bɪˈæfrən]
A. ADJde Biafra
B. Nnativo/a m/f or habitante mf de Biafra

Biafran

(Hist)
nBiafraner(in) m(f)
adjBiafra-; Biafran warBiafrakrieg m
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