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Term: Burkina Faso


Earliest known inhabitants of area were Bobo, Lobi & Gourounsi; Mossi & Gourma immigrated in 14th cen.; Mossi established a large empire 18th-19th cen.; French colony was established in 20th cen.; area was partitioned 1932-1947, then reconstituted; official language is French, though many speak local languages of the Sudanic group, including Mor$00e, Dioula & Gourmantche.


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20th century
collected between 1960-1973
not dated
not dated