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Burkina Faso

Pronunciation: /bərˌkēnə ˈfäsō/
A landlocked country in western Africa, in the Sahel; population 15,746,200 (est. 2009); capital, Ouagadougou; languages, French (official), indigenous languages. Former name (until 1984) Upper Volta.

A French protectorate from 1898, it became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent republic in 1960.

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Syllabification: Bur·ki·na Fa·so

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