There are 2 main definitions of Mali in English:


Syllabification: Ma·li
Pronunciation: /ˈmälē
A landlocked country in West Africa, south of Algeria, in the Sahel except for desert in the north; population 13,443,200 (est. 2009); capital, Bamako; languages, French (official) and others mainly of the Mande group. Former name (until 1958) French Sudan.

Conquered by the French in the late 19th century, Mali became part of French West Africa. It was a partner with Senegal in the Federation of Mali in 1959 and achieved full independence a year later, when Senegal withdrew



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  • But what do Malians think of her music - and her fame?
  • The third group includes a number of early colonial officials, both French and Malians.
  • One thing the Malians have in mind is help in developing their infant tourist industry.

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There are 2 main definitions of Mali in English:


Line breaks: mali
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːli/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural malis)

A gardener.


via Hindi from Sanskrit, from mālā 'garland'.

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