Biafra is a combination of two words, from which the name Biafra was/is derived. These two words are Bịa and Fara.

Because of the dialectal variations amongst Biafrans, various sub groups of Biafrans can have varied localization of the key words, leading to the emanation of such differentiation, making some people to say Bịa Soro, Bịa jikota, Dịka onu asụsụ ndị Bịa Tinye, Bịa Sonye, Bịa Fanye, or Bịa Fara. All these have the same base words and the same meaning, which is BỊA SONYE, OR BỊA SORO, OR BỊA FARA. All these literally mean COME AND JOIN, which is the literal meaning of Biafra.

This name, Biafra, has undergone several transformations in terms of its pronunciation, such as Biafara, Biafaa, Biafalu, and Biafa. All these names amount to, and mean the same thing, which is still Come and Join.

A short historical background of this name may not be entirely out of place. Since it was Igbo that constituted the majority group, and equally the first to settle in the geographical space known as Biafra, (Ndị gboo, (ancient people)), added to their natural principles and laws, (philosophy), which is let the eagle perch, let the kite perch, whichever that says that the other will not perch, let its wings be broken, (live and let live), the Igbo began to welcome, accommodate, protect, and sustain all the people who could be fleeing from persecution, oppression, subjugation, and wars, who sought refuge in places of safety. These victims were always welcome with open arms, and extra efforts made to ensure their safety and their comfort, provided that they were willing and ready to abide by the principles of "let the eagle perch”.

It may be necessary, at this point, to specify the variation of the Igboid groups, (which, the exploitative and parasitic Britain, for the purpose of their Divide and Rule agenda, called ethnic nationalities), that make up Biafra. These groups include Igbo, (notwithstanding the fact that some Igbo were forced at the SUSPENSION of the genocide in 1970, to deny their Igboness), Igala, Igede, Idoma, Ijaw, Itsekiri, Itsobo (Urhobo), Annang, Efik, Ogoni, and Kalabari (which we usually regard as a distinct dialect of Igbo).

It is equally pertinent to specify that all these Igboid groups that make up the nation of Biafra have their own languages, but the clearly undeniable fact is that all these languages have the same foundation, and share a lot of words in common, and that is why if any person that is Igbo listens very well, the person will certainly have a faint grasp of the discussion by the other groups (whom the evil Britain chose to call ethnic nationalities), and vice versa.

Understand also that it is appropriate to state at this point, that there are some Igbo who do not understand themselves (in terms of their dialects) with ease. For instance, a person from Nnewi Province of Biafra land, visiting Nsukka or Afikpo Province for the first time, will be very ingenious to hear when he is told welcome, and vice versa.

Therefore, when we talk about Biafra, we do not talk about Igbo only. We mean all the language variation groups, which make up the nation of Biafra, showing that all Biafrans are simultaneously put into consideration in every matter, at all times.

For the avoidance of confusion, as well as to remove every shadow of doubt, it must be stated unequivocally, and in no uncertain terms, that Biafrans live in Southern Nigeria and parts of Northern Nigeria, (contrary to the mendacious mischief sold to the world by the greedy, covetous, and predatory Britain), but the greater majority of Biafrans live in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

The place (geographical location) that constitutes the Biafra nation includes the totality of all these states;
Akwa Ibom
Cross River
Those states, with parts of them as integral parts of Biafra are;
Edo, and

We are yet to confirm whether our Igala kinsmen are by any means balkanized and exiled to Kwara.

All these kinsmen who have been specified, demarcated, and identified as Biafrans have almost everything in common, in terms of physical features and general worldview. Apart from physical features and general worldview, Biafrans have a commonality and synonymity in language (which has a common foundation, greatly sharing many words), dressing, food, cultures, traditions, and most importantly, value system.

All these distinctive and exclusive features and characteristics clearly distinguish Biafrans all over the world, to the extent that even within Nigeria, Nigerians are not able to distinguish one Biafran of one language group from the other.

Let Biafrans not lose focus on the Biafra referendum which must be a sweeping success, as well as the total boycott of the charade in the evil forest (Nigeria) called elections.

God bless Ikemba Nnewi, Odumegwu Ojukwu.
God bless Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
God bless Biafra and Biafrans.

Come quickly Oh Biafra!


Written by:
Okwunna Okongwu
For: Lagos State Media

Edited by:
Oby Mboma
For: Lagos State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Lagos State Media

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