Definition of Burkina Faso in English:

Burkina Faso

proper noun

  • 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

Pronunciation:

Burkina Faso

/bərˌkēnə ˈfäsō/