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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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The Emir and the Malian president then witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Qatar and Mali on cooperation in the field of sport.
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Before I begin, can I ask you for a minute of silence in honor of the Malian soldiers and a number of Malian security forces and peacekeepers who have fallen into the protection of the Malian people?
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Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita and Youssef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), discuss bilateral cooperation in Jeddah on Thursday.
Jeddah, Muharram 23, 1438, Oct 24, 2016, SPA -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed satisfaction with the decree issued by the Malian Government for the installation of the interim authorities as announced by the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement Follow-up Committee (AFC), at its 12th ordinary session held in Bamako on 19-20 October 2016.
The hotel has been serving as the headquarters of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM), which trains the Malian army.
A group of Malian families who lost loved ones in the September 2015 Mina stampede in Mecca have criticized the Saudi Arabian government's response to the disaster.
peacekeepers were killed and 30 others injured in an attack on their base by suspected Islamic militants in the northern Malian town of Kidal Friday.