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Demographics Of Burkina Faso
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Burkina Faso, including population density, Ethnic group, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. , year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands. Burkina Faso's million people belong to two major West African cultural groups—the Gur people, Gur (Voltaic) and the Mandé. The Voltaic are far more numerous and include the Mossi people, Mossi, who make up about one-half of the population. The Mossi claim descent from warriors who migrated to present-day Burkina Faso and established an empire that lasted more than 800 years. Predominantly farmers, the Mossi are still bound by the traditions of the Mogho Naba, who hold court in Ouagadougou. About 12,000 Europeans reside in Burkina Faso, the majority of whom are French. Most of Burkina Faso's population is concentrated in the south and center of the country, with a population d ...
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Bobo-Dioulasso
Bobo-Dioulasso is a city in Burkina Faso with a population of 903,887 (); it is the List of cities in Burkina Faso#10 largest cities, second largest city in the country, after Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital. The name means "home of the Bobo-Dioula"; while it was likely coined by French colonists to reflect the languages of the two major groups in the population, it does not capture the complex identity and ethnicity of the location. The local Bobo language, Bobo-speaking population (related to the Mandé peoples, Mande) refers to the city simply as ''Sia''. There are two distinct dialects spoken of Dioula language, Jula, based on the origins of different peoples who speak this language. The city is situated in the southwest of the country, in the Houet Province, some 350 km (220 mi) from Ouagadougou. Bobo-Dioulasso is significant both economically (agricultural trade, textile industry) and culturally, as it is a major center of culture of Burkina Faso, culture and mu ...
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