- Republic of, a republic in W Africa: formerly a territory of France; gained independence 1960. 463,500 sq. mi. (120,000 sq. km). Capital: Bamako.
Examples from the Web for mali
Somehow she also found time to intern at the U.S. Department of Education and help build a school in Mali.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
November 5, 2014
“Our own people are those in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Mali,” he said.The Boko Haram Bidding War
May 10, 2014
There are now 125 confirmed or reported cases in four West African nations, including Guinea, Liberia, Mali, and Sierra Leone.Already Deadly in Africa, Could Ebola Hit America Next?
April 5, 2014
In Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Mali, we have to keep working with partners to disrupt and disable these networks.Obama’s War on Terror Muddle
January 29, 2014
It also snubbed France in its mission to rescue the African nation of Mali from an Islamist takeover.Whose Side Are You On, Germany?
November 6, 2013
Pity you did not get your Samoan friend Mali to hang or shoot them out of hand.John Frewen, South Sea Whaler
The mali probably caused them to be gathered unto their fathers.Birds of the Plains
Mali has told me the sort of things you and Hella talk about.
After dinner Mother said, Gretel, did you give Mali that waistband?
Then Mali, our new servant, came in, and she told us something horrid.
- 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
Word Origin and History for mali
modern African nation, known by that name from 1959, formerly French Sudan. The name is that of a former African kingdom (13c.-14c.), perhaps from Malinke, name of an indigenous people of the region.