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A country of western Africa. The site of several powerful states, including the Mali (flourished 14th century) and the Songhai (flourished 15th-16th century), Mali became part of French West Africa in the 19th century and achieved independence in 1960. Bamako is the capital and the largest city.

Ma′li·an adj. & n.


(Peoples) an inhabitant or native of Mali
1. (Peoples) of or relating to Mali or its people
2. (Placename) of or relating to Mali or its people
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Noun1.Malian - a native or inhabitant of MaliMalian - a native or inhabitant of Mali  
French Sudan, Mali, Republic of Mali - a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
Adj.1.Malian - of or relating to or characteristic of Mali or its peopleMalian - of or relating to or characteristic of Mali or its people; "Malian deserts"
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Twenty seven among the hostages were killed and the others were set free following a joint intervention of the Malian and foreign forces, according to the Malian Security Minister.
Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita highlighted on Sunday the relevance and scope of HM King Mohammed VI's initiative to train Malian imams in Morocco as an approach that "addresses the roots of evil".
CAIRO, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- The Arab League condemned a terrorist attack against civilians in a hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, yesterday in which more than 20 people were killed.
Malian special forces earlier entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and freed scores of people, according to a military spokesman.
US and French special operations forces assisted Malian troops in responding to the attack by an unknown number of gunmen.
and French special forces assisted Malian troops in the swift response to the attack by an unknown number of gunmen.
PEKyN (CyHAN)- The United Nations Security Council on Friday strongly condemned the horrifying terrorist attack at a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako, during which at least 27 people were killed and many more injured.
TEHRAN (FNA)- New Malian Ambassador to Tehran Bubakr Guru Diall in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for Iran's help to his country in fighting terrorism.
The Malian army -- along with foreign Special Forces -- brought the siege to an end on Saturday.
The French, aided by the Chadian and Malian Armies, swiftly took back most of the territory controlled by the extremists.
The Malian government and the United Nations have declared Mali free of Ebola after 42 days without any new cases of the deadly virus, reports AFP.
held Saturday at , Corinthia Hotel, in Khartoum at the end of visit of the the Malian Parliament's Speaker that the visit of the Speaker of Malian Parliament came within framework of strengthening the already deeply- rooted relations between the two countries and to reactivate their ties which are based on cooperation and sharing of expertise.