Meaning of Biafra in English:


Pronunciation /bɪˈafrə/

proper noun

  • A state that was proclaimed in 1967 when part of south-eastern Nigeria, inhabited chiefly by the Igbo 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.