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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.
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(Placename) a landlocked republic in West Africa: conquered by the French by 1898 and incorporated (as French Sudan) into French West Africa; became independent in 1960; settled chiefly in the basins of the Rivers Senegal and Niger in the south. Official language: French. Religion: Muslim majority, also animist. Currency: franc. Capital: Bamako. Pop: 15 968 882 (2013 est). Area: 1 248 574 sq km (482 077 sq miles). Former name (1898–1959): French Sudan
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mali - a landlocked republic in northwestern AfricaMali - 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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'And by what sign didst thou know that we would beg from thee, O Mali?' said Kim tartly, using the name that a market-gardener least likes.
Release date- 03092019 - Mali Lithium (ASX: MLL or the Company) is pleased to announce that China Minmetals Corporation (Minmetals) subsidiary, the Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (CRIMM), will expand its relationship with Mali Lithium.
Selon un communique de la presidence algerienne, le president Ben Salah a salue "le role de la mission pour l'execution de l'Accord de la paix et de la reconciliation tout en veillant sur la stabilite du Mali", affirmant "le soutien total de l'Algerie des efforts deployes dans le cadre de la reconciliation entre les parties maliennes et son engagement a accompagner ces efforts pour sortir le Mali de la crise dans laquelle vit ce pays frere et voisin".
Abdoulaye Diaby blasted Mali in front and Moussa Marega converted a penalty to put them 2-0 ahead by halftime.
An UN-backed peace agreement in 2015 was signed between the Government of Mali and various armed groups, which however failed to stabilise the febrile central and northern regions of the northwest African country.
Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) met with a high-profile delegation from Mali, who is in Doha to attend the 140th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
At least once a day, zoo workers and volunteers gather around Mali's enclosure and pretend to be visitors, fussing over her and taking pictures.
Bangladesh Air Force has achieved reputation and glory by performing their duties in mitigating conflict with efficiency, professionalism and sincerity in Mali. Special munajat was offered prior to their departure for Mali at departure lounge of Hazrat Shahjahal International Airport (HSIA) seeking excellence of the contingent in future.
Llangernyw; year 3-4: Nansi Grisial Jones, Llansannan; year 5-6: Beth Mali, Llangernyw; duet under 15: Beth Mali, Llangernyw a Leah, Llansannan; Year 7-9: Leah Williams, Llansannan; Most Promising Yrs 1-9: Nel Grisial Jones, Llansannan; Yrs 10-19: Mali Elwy, Tan y Fron; Song from a Show Under 30: Tomos Bohanna, Bae Colwyn; Under 30: Erin Gwyn, Llanfairtalhaiarn: Duet: Erin Gwyn a Bethan Barclay; Welsh solo Open : Erin Gwyn; Hymn solo over 50 : Glyn Morris, Sale.
Mali was been designated a "country of focus" for CIDA in 2009.
In 2017, the trade value between the two countries reached US$31,980,900 with a surplus for Mali due to the huge imports of cotton from the country to Indonesia.