Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou

[wah-guh-doo-goo]
noun
a city in and the capital of Burkina Faso, in the central part.
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Burkina Faso

[ber-kee-nuh fah-soh]
noun
a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 106,111 sq. mi. (274,827 sq. km). Capital: Ouagadougou.
Formerly Upper Volta.
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Burkina Faso or Burkina (bɜːˈkiːnəˈfæsəʊ)
 
n
Former name (until 1984): Upper Volta an inland republic in W Africa: dominated by Mossi kingdoms (10th--19th centuries); French protectorate established in 1896; became an independent republic in 1960; consists mainly of a flat savanna plateau. Official language: French; Mossi and other African languages also widely spoken. Religion: mostly animist, with a large Muslim minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Ouagadougou. Pop: 13 393 000 (2004 est). Area: 273 200 sq km (105 900 sq miles)
 
Burkina or Burkina
 
n

Ouagadougou (ˌwɑːɡəˈduːɡuː)
 
n
the capital of Burkina Faso, on the central plateau: terminus of the railway from Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire). Pop: 870 000 (2005 est)

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Burkina Faso [(buhr-kee-nuh fah-soh)]

Republic in west Africa, formerly called Upper Volta, bordered by Niger to the north and east, Benin on the southeast, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast on the south, and Mali on the west and north. Its capital and largest city is Ouagadougou. Burkina Faso gained independence from France in 1960.

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