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Burkina Faso

Ethnic groups

In 2010 the population of Burkina Faso included the following ethnic groups: 52% Mossi, 8.4% Fula, 2.4% Lobi, 4.9% Bobo, 0.8% Dioula, 4.5% Senufo, 4.6% Gurunsi, 7% Gurma and 1.9% Tuareg. 1)

Republic of Upper Volta

The country was formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, and it was renamed “Burkina Faso” on 4 August 1984 by President Thomas Sankara. The words “Burkina” and “Faso” come from different languages spoken in the country. “Burkina” comes from Mossi and means “upright” and “Faso” comes from the Dioula language and means “fatherland”. 2)

burkina_faso.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 05:36 by aga