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Burkina Faso       294902910

Scope note
Formerly the French colony (later an Overseas Territory) of Upper Volta, one of the territorial divisions of the federation of French West Africa. Full independence was achieved on 5 August 1960. On 3 August 1984, the (Republic of) Upper Volta was renamed Burkina (Faso) (Kirchherr, 1987).

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Burkina
Upper Volta

Broader terms
West Africa

Related terms
Burkinabe
Burkinabe languages
Burkinabe peoples
Burkinabe political parties
Burkinabe polities

Subject category
01.02.01 AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND REGIONS



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