Definition of Mossi in English:

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Mossi

Pronunciation: /ˈmɒsi/

noun (plural same or Mossis)

A member of a people of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Their language is More.
Example sentences
  • 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).

adjective

Relating to the Mossi.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

The name in More.

For editors and proofreaders

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