Definition of Biafra in English:


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



adjective& noun
More 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.

Definition of Biafra in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbimbəl
walk or travel at a leisurely pace