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Burkina Faso

Bur·ki·na Fa·so

 (bər-kē′nə fä′sō) Formerly Up·per Vol·ta (ŭp′ər vŏl′tə, vōl′-, vôl′-)
A landlocked country of western Africa. It was a French protectorate from 1896 until 1960, when it gained its independence. The name of the country was officially changed in 1984. Ouagadougou is the capital and the largest city.
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Burkina Faso

(bɜːˈkiːnəˈfæsəʊ) or

Burkina

n
(Placename) an inland republic in W Africa: dominated by Mossi kingdoms (10th–19th centuries); French protectorate established in 1896; became an independent republic in 1960; consists mainly of a flat savanna plateau. Official language: French; Mossi and other African languages also widely spoken. Religion: mostly animist, with a large Muslim minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Ouagadougou. Pop: 17 812 961 (2013 est). Area: 273 200 sq km (105 900 sq miles). Former name (until 1984): Upper Volta
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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.Burkina Faso - a desperately poor landlocked country in western AfricaBurkina Faso - a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
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Translations
Буркина Фасо
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ブルキナファソ
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Burkina FasoBurquina Faso

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