from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Burkina Faso, in the central part of the country. It was founded in the late 11th century and is today a trade and distribution center. Population: 1,180,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Burkina Faso.


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  • African diplomats arrive to cement Guinea deal diplomats descended on Burkina Faso on Saturday to ensure a deal is sealed calling for Guinea's injured leader to step down and for his country OUAGADOUGOU: Guinea's junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara, injured in an assassination attempt, is recuperating in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's foreign ministry said Wednesday. - Photown News

  • "Africa's biggest film festival has opened in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkino Faso, showcasing some of the best films from across the continent," reports the BBC.

    GreenCine Daily: Fests and events, 2/26.

  • Emergences, an open-air venue run by three cheerful workaholics in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, plays mostly commercial Hollywood product like Cellular and Titanic.

    GreenCine Daily: Park City Dispatch. 12.

  • The Belgian Red Cross 'Rosine Jourdain said that "bridges and dams have been destroyed, the main hospital in Ouagadougou which is close to a dam was inundated and some patients including about 60 children were evacuated.

    Formae Mentis NGO™

  • On Mr. Friesen's desk lies a map of West Africa, dotted with capitals the Canadian struggles to pronounce, like Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.

    West African Skies Beckon More Carriers

  • Associated Press Libyan revolutionary fighters attack pro-Gadhafi forces beside the Ouagadougou conference center of Sirte, Libya on Sunday.

    Anti-Gadhafi Fighters Make Gains in Sirte

  • On Sunday, the Ouagadougou Convention Center, an ornate complex that Gadhafi frequently used for international summits, lay in ruins.

    Anti-Gadhafi Fighters Make Gains in Sirte

  • Many in the capital, Ouagadougou, expressed support for the government's actions.

    Burkinabé Soldiers Face Prosecution After Mutiny

  • That´s cute Tashby especially that part about the parking lot at Super Lake, the most dangerous place in Mexico or even in Ouagadougou.

    Safety in lakeside

  • The call letters indicate that XERF was actually a Mexican radio station and the fact that Dawg could pick up their signal in South Alabama and probably could have picked it up in Ouagadougou demonstrates the power of regulation.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*


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  • You've gotta love the flow of this word. My gullfren Ouagadougou Lulu loves to watch Zulus do the Hula.

    January 23, 2010