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Central Intelligence Agency and World Bank estimates indicated a population of over 11 million by 1999.With an average life expectancy of forty-five years, 50 percent of the population is less than fifteen years old.
Many Burkinabè grow up speaking several national languages as well as French. The national flag is divided in two equal horizontal fields, with red on top and green below; a yellow five-pointed star sits in the center. In 1984, Thomas Sankara's revolutionary government changed the name Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, thus discarding the name the French had given their former colony.Burkina Faso is an artificial word, using linguistic elements from the country's largest languages: Burkina means "free man" in Mooré; Faso means "land" in Dyula.In the driest months, extreme drought and the Harmattan, a dusty cold wind from the Sahara, desiccate all vegetation; widespread manmade bushfires add to the burnt aspect of the landscape.With the first rains, leaves sprout on trees and bushes and the savannah grass grows to several yards within a few months. According to the 1996 census, there were 10,469,747 Burkinabè, with a population growth rate of about 2.5 percent.