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- See Burkina Faso.
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- proper n. Former name of Burkina Faso.
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- n. a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
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Unrest hit this country that formerly was known as Upper Volta in late February, when students protested a young man's death in custody.
Burkina Faso, formerly known as Upper Volta, has a slowly improving economy due in part to women's business ventures and cooperatives.
Formerly known as Upper Volta, this countries capital is Ougadougou.
(buhr-KEE-nuh FAH-soh) Republic in west Africa, formerly called Upper Volta, bordered by Niger to the north and east, Benin on the southeast, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast on the south, and Mali on the west and north.
African nation formerly known as Upper Volta) first electronica band.
I think McBrain should be dispatched posthaste to be the new ambassador to Upper Volta.
A US statesman, whose name I forget, once described it as 'Upper Volta with nukes'.
Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960.
I was going to guess South Yemen and Upper Volta, but then realized that these places no longer exist.
Stalin would have shot Yeltsin, Khrushchev would have pensioned him off to a dacha, Brezhnev would have made him ambassador to Upper Volta -- and forgotten him.