Biafra

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Biafra

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. former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny

Biafra

secessionist state of western Africa in which, during war with Nigeria, more than 1,000,000 people died of starvation (1968). [African Hist.: NCE, 290]
See: Hunger