Upper Volta


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Upper Vol·ta

 (vōl′tə, vŏl′-, vôl′-)
Upper Vol′tan adj. & n.

Upper Volta

(ˈvɒltə)
n
(Placename) the former name (until 1984) of Burkina Faso

Bur•ki•na Fa•so

(bərˈki nə ˈfɑ soʊ)
n.
a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 11,575,898; 106,111 sq. mi. (274,827 sq. km). Cap.: Ouagadougou. Formerly, Upper Volta.
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Noun1.Upper Volta - a desperately poor landlocked country in western AfricaUpper Volta - a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
Translations

Upper Volta

[ˌʌpərˈvɒltə] nHaute Volta f

Upper Volta

n the Upper Voltal'Alto Volta m
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When it gained independence from France in 1960, the Upper Volta had a very different economic outlook than Ghana.
The countries in the "Brazzaville Group" were Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Dahomey (now Benin), Gabon, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Madagascar, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, and Chad.
Nicknamed The Stallions, their first qualification as Upper Volta was in 1984.
Now it looks like it's all over and only a fool would be sad to see a dictator fall, especially one who had enough money and a small enough population to have made every citizen as rich as a Saudi Sheikh and his public realm look like Dubai or Manhattan, but who instead ran a country that felt like Upper Volta but with rockets and better health stats (though only because sick people were sent abroad for treatment).
Republic Day, celebrating Burkina Faso's autonomy from France in 1958 under the name Upper Volta
Even Israelis who do not agree with Netanyahu's hardline positions didn't like to see their prime minister treated by the US as if he were the leader of Upper Volta.
Even Israelis who do not agree with Netanyahu's hard-line positions didn't like to see their prime minister treated by the US as if he were the leader of Upper Volta.

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