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Burkina Faso

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    • us: Burkina
    • us: Bourkina
    • us: Bourkina Fasso
    • us: République démocratique du Burkina Faso
    • us: Burukina Faso
    • us: ブルキナファソ
    • us: Burukinafaso
    • us: בורקינה פסו&#ר200ז;
    • us: Burḳinah Faso
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        Independent political entity
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        (aat) Countries (sovereign states)
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        (thesoz) Nation
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        (thesoz) National state
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        (eurovocen) State
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    • found: U.S. Dept. of State. Geographic note GE-198, 8/26/84 (as of 8/4/84 by Presidential decree of Thomas Sankara, Republic of Upper Volta will henceforth be known as Burkina Faso; short form: Burkina; long form: Burkina Faso; inhabitants are called Burkinabe)
    • found: BGN, 9/24/84 (Burkina [brief] Faso, name in effect 8/4/84 along with new flag, anthem; former name: Upper Volta)
    • found: Washington post, 8/3/84 (Upper Volta will change its name to Bourkina Faso which means country of incorruptible men)
    • found: BGN. Foreign names info. bull., 15 Apr. 1996 (former name: Burkina [brief] Faso; PCLI; new name: Burkina Faso; PCLI; 13°00ʹN, 2°00ʹW)
    • found: The statesman's year-book, 1995-1996: p. 236 (Burkina Faso; République démocratique du Burkina Faso)
    • found: Ka Burukina Faso ka depitebulon, 2011: cover (Burukina Faso)
    • found: The world factbook, via WWW, August 26, 2018 (Burkina Faso. Location: Western Africa, north of Ghana. Geographic coordinates: 13 00 N, 2 00 W. Conventional long form: none. Conventional short form: Burkina Faso. Local long form: none. Local short form: Burkina Faso. Former: Upper Volta, Republic of Upper Volta. Government type: presidential republic)
    • found: Web NDL authorities, August 26, 2018 (ブルキナファソ = Burukinafaso) {}
    • found: National Library of Israel, in VIAF, August 26, 2018 (בורקינה פסו&#ר200ז; = Burḳinah Faso)
  • Editorial Notes

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  • Change Notes

    • 1984-10-26: new
    • 2018-08-28: revised
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