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(Placename) a former name (1898–1959) of Mali
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.
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|Noun||1.||French 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
Malian - a native or inhabitant of Mali