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Type Country
Scripts Буркина Фасо(Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian)
Pronounced Pron. boor-kee-na FA-so(Dutch)
bər-KEE-nə fah-so(English)
BOOR-kee-nah FAH-so(Finnish)
BUYR-KEE-NA-FA-SO(French)
BOOR-KEE-NA-FA-SO(French)
boor-KYEE-na FA-saw(Polish)
boor-kee-na-FA-so(Spanish)
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Meaning & History

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.
Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August 1984 by then-President Thomas Sankara.
The words "Burkina" and "Faso" both stem from different languages spoken in the country: Burkina comes from Mossi and means "honest" or "honest people", while Faso comes from the Dyula language and means "fatherland" (lit. "father's house").
Added 9/14/2017 by Sofia
Edited 9/15/2020 by Lucille, highexpectasians and Mike C


See Also

User submissions Búrkína Fasó, Burkinafaso