Burkina Faso

geographical name

Bur·​ki·​na Fa·​so bu̇r-ˈkē-nə-ˈfä-sō How to pronounce Burkina Faso (audio)
bər-
variants or formerly Upper Volta
ˈvōl-tə How to pronounce Burkina Faso (audio)
ˈvȯl-,
ˈväl-
landlocked republic in western Africa; until 1958 a French territory; capital Ouagadougou area 105,869 square miles (274,200 square kilometers), population 19,743,000
Burkinabe adjective or noun

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“Burkina Faso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burkina%20Faso. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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