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 (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.
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1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) Bight of Biafra former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny
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(biˈɑ frə)

1. a former secessionist state (1967–70) in SE Nigeria, in W Africa. Cap.: Enugu.
2. Bight of, a wide bay in the E part of the Gulf of Guinea off the W coast of Africa.
Bi•a′fran, adj., n.
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[bɪˈæfrə] NBiafra f
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n (Hist) → Biafra nt
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Jello Biafra brought the house down when he called the war on drugs "ethnic cleansing, American style," and he listed the people he'd like to include in a Green Administration, including Secretary of Education Madonna, and, as head of the NEA, Marilyn Manson.
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After the outbreak of war in Nigeria in 1967, the President of Niger and others approached the Quakers to convene a secret meeting of representatives from Biafra and the Federal Government.
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The Presidency has assured that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group has had nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari since he arrived Yokohama, Japan, on Monday.
An Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
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The country itself, beyond blind faith, has been having a parallel conversation, which as in Biafra, has sometimes been violent, about what "unity" means.
1969: John Lennon (pictured) returned his MBE in protest against British involvement in Biafra and support of US action in Vietnam.
Richard Attenborough played the detective, and notices said the play had a 'fair degree of success.' .' 1969: John Lennon returned his MBE in protest against British involvement in Biafra and support of US action in Vietnam.
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