Definition of Burkina Faso in US English:

Burkina Faso

proper noun

  • A landlocked country in western Africa, in the Sahel; population 18,100,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Ouagadougou; languages, French (official), indigenous languages.

    A French protectorate from 1898, it became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958 and a fully independent republic in 1960

    Former name (until 1984) Upper Volta

Pronunciation

Burkina Faso

/bərˌkinə ˈfɑsoʊ//bərˌkēnə ˈfäsō/