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Mossi of the Upper Volta

Elliott Percival Skinner

Mossi of the Upper Volta

the political development of a Sudanese people.

by Elliott Percival Skinner

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Published by Stanford UP .
Written in English


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Pagination236p.
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The Mossi homeland is the central portion of Burkina Faso, which was known until as Upper Volta. Burkina Faso has roughly the same area as the state of Colorado. The Mossi area, located in the center, runs from Tenkodogo in the southeast to Ouayagouya in the northwest.   iv Abstract From Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, is the study of the politics of reaction and reform in a post-colonial nation-state of Burkina Faso. Since its independence from France on 5 August to 15 October , Burkina Faso, the “land of the upright” people, has experience five changes in government.

administration of Upper Volta. Born in , he rapidly rose through the ranks of colonial administration, becoming a high-level functionary. He also served as the resident anthropologist of the dominant Mossi tribe of Upper Volta, and published numerous books and articles on Mossi customs. Delobsom fell afoul. Mossi is the language spoken by the Mossi people of Upper Volta, about 2,, in number. This book is intended to give the student a start in Mossi; providing him with dialogues that relate to some of the first situations in which he is likely to use the language, as well as with systematic practice in all major points of grammar.

Former Director of Public Relations for the Parliament of Upper Volta. A former French colony, it gained independence as Upper Volta in The name Burkina Faso, which means “Land of Incorruptible People,” was adopted in The capital, Ouagadougou, is in the centre of the country and lies. Ouagadougou or Ouaga for short is the inherited colonial capital city of former Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso [1].It is located at the heart of Burkina Faso and was created in the 15th century by the Mossi people who came from Dagomba, current Ghana (Skinner ; Balima ; Ouédraogo ).


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The Mossi of the Upper VOLTA: Political Development of the Sudanese People Hardcover – December 1, by Skinner Elliott P (Author) See all 3 Cited by: The Mossi of the Upper Volta: The Political Development of a Sudanese People Hardcover – January 1, by Elliott Percival Skinner (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Elliott Percival Skinner.

This English–Mooré phrasebook, from the Africa collections of the Library of Congress, was prepared by an American Protestant mission, the Assemblies of God, in Ougadougou in the late s to A Mossi-dominated political party headed by Maurice Yameogo led Upper Volta to independence in Political life has since been dominated by the small educated elite, military officers, and labor unions.

The nation's extreme poverty has made it difficult to meet the demands of all these groups, contributing to increasing political instability. A virtual guide to Burkina Faso, the 'land of the upright/honest people'. Burkina Faso (formerly known as Upper Volta; French: Haute Volta) is a landlocked country located in the middle of West Africa's "hump." The northern part lies geographically in the Sahel zone, the transition zone between the Sahara Desert in north and the tropical savanna in south.

Upper Volta is somewhat smaller than the Ivory Coast, having aboutsquare miles (, km 2). The population is proportionately less, there being some 6, inhabitants. It is estimated that over 10 percent of the Voltaic people work in neighboring Ivory Coast.

About 95 percent of the people in Upper Volta live in some 7, villages. Upper Volta (French: Haute-Volta) was a colony of French West Africa established on 1 Marchfrom territories that had been part of the colonies of Upper Senegal and Niger and the Côte d'Ivoire.

The colony was dissolved on 5 Septemberwith parts being administered by the Côte d'Ivoire, French Sudan and the Colony of Niger. After World War II, on 4 September.

An important contribution was made in the s by the historian Elliott P. Skinner, who wrote at length about the sophistication of Mossi political systems in The Mossi of the Upper Volta: The Political Development of a Sudanese People. People called the Mossi arrived between the 11th and 13th centuries.

They ruled the area until the end of the 19th century. In France beat the Mossi kingdom and became the colonial rulers of Burkina Faso.

After World War I, the country was called Upper Volta. InUpper Volta became independent from France. Tales of Mogho: African Stories from Upper Volta. Hardcover – September 1, by Frederic. Guirma (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Author: Frederic.

Guirma. Empire of the Mogho Naba: Customs of the Mossi of Upper Volta [Mossi, Vol. I] [Delobsom, A. Dim. Translated by Kathryn A. Looney] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Empire of the Mogho Naba: Customs of the Mossi of Upper Volta [Mossi, Vol.

I]Author: A. Dim. Translated by Kathryn A. Looney Delobsom. Add tags for "The Mossi of the Upper Volta: the political development of a sudanese people".

Be the first. The Republic of Upper Volta (French: République de Haute-Volta), now Burkina Faso, was a landlocked West African country established on Decemas a self-governing colony within the French Community.

Before attaining autonomy it had been French Upper Volta and part of the French August 5,it attained full independence from France. The Mossi of the Upper Volta; the political development of a Sudanese people. When the French troops of Kimberly arrived and claimed the area inMossi resistance ended with the capture of their capital atcertain provinces from Ivory Coast were united into French Upper Volta in the French West Africa federation.

Inthe new colony was split up for economic reasons; it was reconstituted in as an administrative. The Mossi Kingdoms, sometimes referred to as the Mossi Empire, were a number of different powerful kingdoms in modern-day Burkina Faso which dominated the region of the upper Volta river for hundreds of years.

The kingdoms were founded when warriors from the Mamprusi area, in modern-day Ghana moved into the area and intermarried with local people.

Roughly 40% of the population speaks the Mossi language. Formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta (–), the country was renamed "Burkina Faso" on 4 August by then-President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabé (/ b ɜːr ˈ k iː n ə b eɪ / bur-KEE-nə-bay). Its capital is Ouagadougou.

The Mossi of the Upper Volta by Elliott P. Skinner,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Another people who succeeded in remaining independent of the great Sudanese empires were the Mossi, who occupied the basin of the Upper Volta, south of the bend in the Niger River.

They are said to have a line of kings who have ruled for a thousand years. O Foursquare usa cookies para lhe oferecer a melhor experiência possível, personalizar anúncios que você poderá ver e ajudar anunciantes a mensurar os .Veja as 36 fotos tiradas no(a) Col'Cacchio por visitantes.It follows the schema used by the government of Upper Volta, who state their main criterion as follows (our translation): “The classification given here is primarily based on cultural characteristics which are likely to have an influence on demographic traits.” The Mossi, Fulani, Gurma, and Busansi are identity groups.