Definition of Burkina faso

1. Noun. A desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960.

Exact synonyms: Upper Volta
Generic synonyms: Country, Land, State



Definition of Burkina faso

1. Proper noun. A country in Western Africa (formerly ''Upper Volta''). Official name: Burkina Faso. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Burkina faso

1. A republic in western africa, south and east of mali and west of niger. Its capital is ouagadougou. It was formerly called upper volta until 1984. A french protectorate was established over the region 1895-97. It was part of upper senegal-niger colony until 1919 when it became a separate colony. Burkina faso remained under french jurisdiction with varied status until it became totally independent in 1960. Its name is native, meaning land of worthy men, from burkina (worthy) + faso (land, literally father village from fa (father) + so (village)). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burkina Faso

buriti
buritis
burka
burkaed
burkas
burked
burked(p)
burkeite
burker
burkers
burkes
burkholderia
burkholderia cepacia
burkholderia infections
burkholderia pseudomallei
burkina faso (current term)
burkinabes
burking
burkini
burkinis
burkite
burkites
burkitt lymphoma
burks
burl
burladero
burladeros
burlap
burlap bag
burlaps

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