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Burkina Faso

Christopher D. Roy

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa 2010

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Burkina Faso is located at the crossroads of several important trade routes that cross West Africa from the Sahara to the old Gold Coast, and from the Inland Delta of the Niger to the former Slave Coast. The peoples of Burkina have always participated actively in the long-distance trade in salt, kola nuts, cotton cloth, and gold. The Mossi and other people in central Burkina speak Voltaic languages that are very closely related to the languages of northern Ghana. The clothing of Voltaic peoples i

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