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Mossi is the name of a people living in central Burkina Faso. There are approximately 3.5 million and they speak the More language. More language is a language spoken primarily in Burkina Faso. ...


History

The Mossi states were created around 1500 A.D., when bands of horsemen rode north from what is now northern Ghana into the basin of the Volta River and conquered several less powerful peoples, including Dogon, Lela, Nuna, and Kurumba. These were integrated into a new society called Mossi, with the invaders as chiefs and the conquered as commoners. The emperor of the Mossi is the Moro Naba, who lives in the capital, Ouagadougou, and has the status of a Divine King. In the centuries between 1500 and 1900 the Mossi were a major political and military force in the bend of the Niger River and were effective in resisting the movements of Muslim Fulani armies across the Sudan area of west Africa. Though the Mossi ruling elite were Muslims, indigenous cultures were tolerated. // Events Europes population was ~60 million. ... The Adome bridge crosses the Volta river south of the Akosombo Dam Volta is a river in central and western Africa that drains into the Gulf of Guinea. ... The Dogon village of Banani. ... For the popping bean, see common bean. ... Chief can refer to The chief engineer of a naval vessel or anyone with the rank Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Forces In heraldry, a chief is a band of colour or metal making up the top (usually the top third or slightly less) of a shield. ... A commoner, in British law, is someone who is neither the Sovereign nor a noble. ... Jump to: navigation, search An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Typical street scene. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ... Map of Niger river. ... Jump to: navigation, search A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم) is an adherent of Islam. ... Categories: Africa-related stubs | Burkina Faso | Cameroon | Ethnic groups of Africa | Fulani Empire | Mali | Nigeria ...


In 1897 the first French military explorers arrived in the area and staked French colonial claims. During the sixty years of French colonial rule the Mossi population was exploited as a source of human labor for French plantations in Côte d'Ivoire. In 1960 Burkina Faso gained its independence from the French. The first elected president Ouezzin Coulibaly was succeeded by Maurice Yameogo, a Mossi. In 1967 a coup-d'état put in place a military government that has ruled with infrequent change ever since. Jump to: navigation, search 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... // Forestry plantations A plantation of Douglas-fir in Washington, USA; note the trees of uniform size and planted in straight lines, and the lack of diversity in the ground flora In forestry, plantations of trees are typically grown as an even-aged monoculture for timber production, as opposed to a... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Maurice Yaméogo (Koudougou 1921- Ouagadougou, 1993) was the first president of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search A coup détat (pronounced /ku de ta/), or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group or pillow that just replaces the top power figures. ... A military government is a form of government wherein the political power resides within the military and may either refer to a military dictatorship or to the government installed by a foreign power during belligerent occupation. ...


Contemporary Mossi

Today the Mossi are the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso. Most live in villages in the Volta River Basin, and make a subsistence living from agriculture in an arid land, raising millet, sorghum, maize, sesame, peanuts, and indigo; the latter three are cash crops. Cattle are cared for by Fulani who receive a share of the farm crops in exchange. An ethnic group is a group of people who identify with one another, or are so identified by others, on the basis of a boundary that distinguishes them from other groups. ... The Adome bridge crosses the Volta river south of the Akosombo Dam Volta is a river in central and western Africa that drains into the Gulf of Guinea. ... The following is a list of subsistence techniques: Hunting and Gathering, also known as Foraging freeganism involves gathering of discarded food in the context of an urban environment gleaning involves the gathering of food that traditional farmers have left behind in their fields Cultivation Horticulture - plant cultivation, based on the... Pearl millet in the field Ripe head of proso millet The millets are a group of small-seeded species of cereal crops, widely grown around the world for food and fodder. ... Species About 20 species, including: Sorghum almum Sorghum bicolor Sorghum caffrorum Sorghum caudatum Sorghum cernuum Sorghum halepense Sorghum nervosum Sorghum nigricans Sorghum nitidum Sorghum propinquum Sorghum roxburghii Hybrids Sorghum × almum Sorghum × drummondii Sorghum is a genus of about 20 species of grasses, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Sesamum indicum L. Thai workers harvesting sesame Sesame is a plant grown primarily for its oil-rich seeds. ... Jump to: navigation, search Vintage Peanuts strips continue to be sold in book form. ... ... In sexual intercourse, a cash crop is a crop which is sold for money. ... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called simply cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Categories: Africa-related stubs | Burkina Faso | Cameroon | Ethnic groups of Africa | Fulani Empire | Mali | Nigeria ...


Mossi continue to practice traditional ancestor worship and fertility rituals. Customs include pubescent circumcision, after which the oldest son leaves to live independently from the family. Wives have little status until the birth of their first child. Islam is also practiced. Ancestor worship, also ancestor veneration, is a religious practice based on the belief that ones ancestors possess supernatural powers. ... Circumcision is the removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce). ... Jump to: navigation, search Islam ▶(?) (Arabic: الإسلام al-islām) the submission to God is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions, the worlds second-largest religion, and said by some to be the fastest growing religion in the world. ...


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Encyclopedia: Mossi (1064 words)
The emperor of the Mossi is the Moro Naba, who lives in the capital, Ouagadougou, and has the status of a Divine King.
In the centuries between 1500 and 1900 the Mossi were a major political and military force in the bend of the Niger River and were effective in resisting the movements of Muslim Fulani armies across the Sudan area of west Africa.
During the sixty years of French colonial rule the Mossi population was exploited as a source of human labor for French plantations in Côte d'Ivoire.
Mossi - encyclopedia article about Mossi. (1966 words)
Mossi is the name of a people living in central Burkina Faso Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa.
It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, Kenya and Uganda to the southeast, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, and Libya to the northwest.
During the sixty years of French colonial rule the Mossi population was exploited as a source of human labor for French plantations orchards, even if grown on scales that occupy a landscape to the horizon.
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