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French Sudan

(Placename) a former name (1898–1959) of Mali


(ˈmɑ li)

Republic of, a republic in W Africa: formerly a territory of France; gained independence 1960. 10,429,124; 478,821 sq. mi. (1,240,140 sq. km). Cap.: Bamako. Formerly, French Sudan.
Ma′li•an, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French Sudan - a landlocked republic in northwestern AfricaFrench Sudan - 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
Bamako - the capital of Mali; located in the south on the Niger
Timbuktu - a city in central Mali near the Niger river; formerly famous for its gold trade
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Niger, Niger River - an African river; flows into the South Atlantic
Malian - a native or inhabitant of Mali
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Litigants and households; African disputes and colonial courts in the French Soudan, 1895-1912.
Examining the 2000 civil cases brought before the provincial level native court (tribunaux de province) of the French West Africa Federation in four districts in the French Soudan, Roberts (African history, Stanford U.
Two Worlds of Cotton: Colonialism and the Regional Economy of the French Soudan, 1800-1946, by Richard L.

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