Definition of Biafran in English:



  • Relating to the former state of Biafra, which reunited with Nigeria in 1970.

    ‘an unofficial envoy for the Biafran government’
    • ‘By 1968, Port Harcourt and Enugu, the Biafran capital, had come under Nigerian control, making Biafra land-locked.’
    • ‘I remember Biafran stamps, currency notes and coins, photographs, receipts, letters and a small green hard backed pamphlet: The Ahiara Declaration.’
    • ‘I was also the leader of the Federal delegation in April 1969 and late Justice Mbanefo led the Biafran delegation.’
    • ‘Now he found himself travelling around the world trying to drum up support for the Biafran cause.’
    • ‘He was imprisoned between 1967 and 1969 for his support of Biafran independence.’
    • ‘He was working as an adviser to the new Biafran government.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the former state of Biafra.

    ‘I lived with the Biafrans for nine months’
    • ‘Here we welcome all Biafrans irrespective of your group, religious, ethnic, educational, wealth and personal position.’
    • ‘Many argued that the professor did not write a balanced account and wrote more as a Biafran than as a Nigerian.’
    • ‘Rather than continue with an artificial confederation established by the British, the Biafrans sought to form a smaller state with rational borders.’