[ bam-uh-koh; French ba-ma-koh ]

  1. a city in and the capital of Mali: inland port on the Niger River.

Words Nearby Bamako Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bamako in a sentence

  • Two years later and Séba was personally invited to Mali by local authorities led by Colonel Assimi Goïta, the head of a military junta that seized power in August 2020, to give a rousing speech against neo-colonialism in the capital city of Bamako.

  • From Bamako, Mali, the Diabaté family are known as pioneers of Guinean pop.

    Listen to Africa’s Singing Giants | Joshua Eferighe | October 2, 2020 | Ozy
  • Your followers were in control for a time in Mopti and Bamako, but they're falling away because of lack of direction.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth | Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In Bamako they had to wait for an end to the rainy season so roads would be passable.

    Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • At Dakar they were shipped through Senegal to Bamako by narrow gauge railroad which ran periodically.

    Black Man's Burden | Dallas McCord Reynolds

British Dictionary definitions for Bamako


/ (ˌbæməˈkəʊ) /

  1. the capital of Mali, in the south, on the River Niger. Pop: 1 379 000 (2005 est)

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