French Sudan

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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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Emily Burrill's States of Marriage is an innovative study of law, gender and colonialism in the colony of the French Sudan (present-day Mali).
1959 - Federal state of Mali is formed by Union of Republics of Senegal and French Sudan.
The colony was known as French Sudan and was administered as part of the Federation of French West Africa.
Mali fell under French colonial rule in 1892 and the territory was named French Sudan.
The author explores marriage as a social and legal institution in colonial Mali, or the French Sudan, arguing that it was a tool for articulating and consolidating colonial power.

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