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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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|Noun||1.||Malian - 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 people; "Malian deserts"|
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