Biafra, Bight of
or Bight of Bonny geographical name the E section of Gulf of Guinea W Africa

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Biafra, Bight of — Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, West Africa. The innermost bay of the Gulf of Guinea, it is bounded by Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon, and receives portions of the Niger and Ogooué rivers. It includes several islands, including… …   Universalium

  • Bight of Bonny — geographical name see Biafra, Bight of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bight of Bonny — The Bight of Bonny (also known as the Bight of Biafra) is a bight off the West African coast, in the easternmost part (beyond the Bight of Benin to the West) of the Gulf of Guinea. It extends from the river delta of the Niger in the north till… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight of Benin — The Bight of Benin is a bight (a type of bay) on the western African coast that extends eastward for about 400 miles (640 km) from Cape St. Paul to the Nun outlet of the Niger River. To the east it is continued by the Bight of Bonny (formerly… …   Wikipedia

  • Bight of Bonny — Der Golf von Guinea Der Golf von Guinea bezeichnet den Teil des Atlantischen Ozeans, der von den Küsten Westafrikas im Norden und Osten begrenzt wird. Im Norden und Osten grenzt er an das Küstenland der Regionen Ober und Niederguinea und im Süden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bonny, Bight of — geographical name see Biafra (Bight of) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bight — /buyt/, n. 1. the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 2. the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends. 3. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river. 4. a body of water bounded by such a bend. 5. a bay or …   Universalium

  • Biafra — [bē äf′rə, bēaf′rə] 1. region of SE Nigeria, on the Bight of Biafra: seceded from Nigeria (1967 70) during unsuccessful war for independence 2. Bight of eastern part of the Gulf of Guinea, on the W coast of Africa Biafran adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Biafra — Republic of Biafra Unrecognized state ← …   Wikipedia

  • Bight (geography) — In geography, bight has two meanings. A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature mdash;usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water. Alternatively, the term can refer to a large (and often only slightly… …   Wikipedia

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