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Syllabification: Bi·a·fra
Pronunciation: /bēˈafrə, bī-

Definition of Biafra in English:

A state that was proclaimed in 1967 when part of southeastern Nigeria, inhabited chiefly by the Ibo people, sought independence from the rest of the country. In the ensuing civil war the new state’s troops were overwhelmed by numerically superior forces, and by 1970 it had ceased to exist.



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Example sentences
  • It goes back to when I lived in exile with the Biafrans for nine months.
  • ‘I've been to Biafran wars, and seen famines and earthquakes,’ he said.
  • He was born in Nigeria and saw both independence and the Biafran war.

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