There is a phrase for the foreigners' rapture: mal d'afrique.
In this beautiful place we spent the night, and the following at mal Baie.
That business of making mal stick to the engagement was pretty silly.
Nearly half of their party died of “mal de la terre,” or scurvy, and others were at the point of death.
Bon an, mal an, the time passed away at Princeton for four years.
When they were opposite mal Baie, about twenty-five leagues below Quebec, a strange sail bore in sight.
What methods did they adopt to counteract the discomfort of mal de mer?
The gold miners, untouched by mal de mer, sang jolly songs and played cards to amuse themselves.
On leaving mal Abrigo, the next station, the character of the landscape alters.
No harm had been done the bushes: it was a mal entendu—what would you have?
word-forming element meaning "bad, badly, ill, poorly, wrong, wrongly," from French mal (adv.), from Old French mal (adj., adv.) "evil, ill, wrong, wrongly" (9c.), from Latin male (adv.) "badly," or malus (adj.) "bad, evil" (fem. mala, neuter malum), of unknown origin, perhaps related to Avestan mairiia "treacherous." Most Modern English words with this prefix are 19c. coinages.
mal (māl, mäl)
A disease or disorder.
Bad; badly: malpractice.
Abnormal; abnormally: malformation.