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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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(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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Designed to improve liquidity and stimulate economic growth, the balance of payments support will also help in driving the Malian government's socio-economic development goals, remarked ADFD Director General Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi after signing the loan agreements with Malian Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Dr Boubou Cisse in a ceremony held at the ADFD headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Yousef Al-Othaimeen, conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families and the Malian government and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.
Amir sends condolences to Malian president THE Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani sent on Saturday a cable of condolences to the President of the Republic of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on the victims of a militant attack that targeted Malian citizens who worked as herders, and on the victims of another attack that targeted an army camp in Mopti last Sunday, wishing the injured a speedy recovery, and stressing the State of Qatar's firm rejection of violence and terrorism regardless of the motives and reasons.
Malian authorities are fully mobilized to seek and release her as soon as possible, France said.
Backup big men, Raven Cortez of La Salle-Zobel and San Beda-Taytay's Yukien Andrada, led the way with 10 points each as prized center Kai Zachary Sotto and starting power forward Carl Tamayo groped for form against their Malian defenders, who limited them down to a mere 13-point, 10-rebound combined production.
Mohammad Saif Al Suwaidi, director general of the Fund, and Dr Boubou Cisse, Malian minister of economy and finance, ratified the loan agreement at the Fund's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Up to 11 captive Malian soldiers were killed in a French military raid in Mali, the African country's president said, refuting the claim they were militants.
NNA - Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the U.N.
The death toll rose after a Malian soldier who was wounded in the Sunday attack died of his injuries.
The project provides treatment and medication free of charge for 7,603 Malian families (37,848 peopl