noun, plural Mos·sis, (especially collectively) Mos·si for 1.
  1. an agricultural people of Africa living mainly in Burkina Faso.
  2. Also called Moré. the language of the Mossi people, a Gur language of the Niger-Congo family. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of mossi

  • He also succeeded in capturing Jenne and attacked the Mossi and other enemies on all sides.

    The Negro

    W.E.B. Du Bois

British Dictionary definitions for mossi


  1. plural -sis or -si a member of a Negroid people of W Africa, living chiefly in Burkina Faso: noted for their use of cowry shells as currency and for their trading skill
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Gur branch of the Niger-Congo family
Also called: Moore
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