Bonny, Bight of
geographical name — see Biafra (Bight of)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • 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

  • Benin, Bight of — Bay, northern section of Gulf of Guinea. It extends along the West African coast about 400 mi (640 km) from Cape St. Paul, Ghana, past Togo and Benin to an outlet of the Niger River in Nigeria. Major ports include Lomé, Cotonou, and Lagos. It was …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Biafra, Bight of — or Bight of Bonny geographical name the E section of Gulf of Guinea W Africa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bonny — (formerly Ibani or Ubani) is a town in Rivers State in southeast Nigeria, on the Bight of Biafra. It was also the capital of the Kingdom of Bonny (the land of the Ibani or Eastern Ijawi). Traditionally (especially between the 15th and 19th… …   Wikipedia

  • bonny — bonnily, adv. bonniness, n. /bon ee/, adj., bonnier, bonniest, adv., n. adj. 1. Chiefly Scot. pleasing to the eye; handsome; pretty. 2. Brit. Dial. a. (of people) healthy, sweet, and lively. b. (of places) placid; tranquil …   Universalium

  • 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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