Upper Volta

Upper Volta
a desperately poor landlocked country in western Africa; was formerly Upper Volta under French rule but gained independence in 1960
Syn: ↑Burkina Faso
Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land

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  • Upper Volta — can refer to:*French Upper Volta (1919 ndash;1932, 1947 ndash;1958) **a territory in French West Africa (1919 ndash;1932) **a territory of the French Union (1947 ndash;1958) *Republic of Upper Volta (1958 ndash;1984) **a self governing republic… …   Wikipedia

  • Upper Volta — [väl′tə, vôl′tə, vōl′tə] former name for BURKINA FASO …   English World dictionary

  • Upper Volta — Upper Voltan, adj., n. former name of Burkina Faso. * * * …   Universalium

  • Upper Volta — Upper Vol|ta the former name for ↑Burkina Faso …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Upper Volta territoral assembly election, 1957 — Elections were held for the Territorial Assembly of Upper Volta March 31 1957. *Unified Democratic Party (PDU) 35 seats *Voltaic Democratic Movement (MDV) 26 seats *African Popular Movement (MPA) 5 seats *Independents 2 seatsSource: Englebert,… …   Wikipedia

  • Upper Volta presidential election, 1978 — The first round of the 1978 Upper Volta presidential election took place on May 14, 1978.#Sangoulé Lamizana (supported by RDA) approx. 425 000 votes #Macaire Ouédraogo (UNDD) approx. 250 000 votes #Joseph Ouédraogo (Rejectors Front RDA) #Joseph… …   Wikipedia

  • Upper Volta at the 1972 Summer Olympics — Infobox Country Olympics NOC=VOL games=1972 Summer competitors= sports= flagbearer= summerappearances=1972 seealso=flagIOC|BUR (1988–)Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1972 Summer… …   Wikipedia

  • Upper Volta — geographical name see Burkina Faso • Upper Voltan adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Upper Volta — noun Former name of Burkina Faso …   Wiktionary

  • Upper Volta —  Former name of Burkina Faso …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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