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Burkina Faso

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geographical name Bur·ki·na Fa·so \bu̇r-ˈkē-nə-ˈfä-sō, bər-\

Simple Definition of Burkina Faso

  • : country in Africa

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Burkina Faso

  1. republic W Africa; until 1958 a French territory ∗ Ouagadougou area 105,869 square miles (274,201 square kilometers), pop 13,730,258

Burkinabe

play \bu̇r-ˈkē-nə-ˌbā, bər-\ adjective or noun

Variants of burkina faso

or formerly

Upper Volta

play \ˈvōl-tə, ˈvȯl-, ˈväl-\

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