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Enugu

[ey-noo-goo] /eɪˈnu gu/
noun
1.
a city in SE Nigeria.

Biafra

[bee-ah-fruh] /biˈɑ frə/
noun
1.
a former secessionist state (1967–70) in SE Nigeria, in W Africa.
Capital: Enugu.
2.
Bight of, a wide bay in the E part of the Gulf of Guinea, off the W coast of Africa.
Related forms
Biafran, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Enugu

Enugu

/ɛˈnuːɡuː/
noun
1.
a state of S Nigeria. Capital: Enugu. Pop: 3 257 298 (2006). Area: 7161 sq km (2765 sq miles)
2.
a city in S Nigeria, capital of Enugu state: capital of the former Eastern region and of the breakaway state of Biafra during the Civil War (1967–70): coal-mining. Pop: 549 000 (2005 est)

Biafra

/bɪˈæfrə/
noun
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 Biafra, former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny
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Encyclopedia Article for Enugu

state, south-central Nigeria. It was created in 1991 from the eastern two-thirds of Anambra state. Enugu is bounded by the states of Kogi and Benue to the north, Cross River to the east, Abia to the south, and Anambra to the west. It includes most of the Udi-Nsukka Plateau, which rises to more than 1,000 feet (300 m). Enugu state is covered by open grassland, with occasional woodlands and clusters of oil palm trees. The Igbo (Ibo) constitute the majority of the state's population

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