Burkina Faso

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

Upper Volta

\ˈvōl-tə, ˈvȯl-, ˈväl-\play

Definition of Burkina Faso

  1. landlocked republic in western Africa; until 1958 a French territory; capital Ouagadougou area 105,869 square miles (274,201 square kilometers), population 14,017,262

Burkinabe

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

BURKINA FASO Defined for English Language Learners

Burkina Faso

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

Definition of Burkina Faso for English Language Learners

  • : country in Africa


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