Definition of Mossi in English:

Mossi

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒsi
 
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noun (plural same or Mossis)

  • A member of a people of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Their language is More.
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    • Roy knew far less than I did about the Mossi of Burkina Faso when I defended my dissertation in 1979.
    • Until the end of the 19th century, the history of Burkina Faso was dominated by the empire-building Mossi.
    • All Mossi prefer death to humiliation, and so when he was sent a poison arrow and a rope by the Minister of the Interior, he immediately chose to prick his own thigh with the arrow (as opposed to being hanged).

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  • Relating to the Mossi.
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    • The French administered the area indirectly through Mossi authorities until independence was achieved on August 5, 1960.
    • Even so, Mossi culture shows Muslim influences.
    • Before French colonization in the 19th century the region was ruled by a number of Mossi states.

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