Examples from the Web for timbuktu
Perhaps inevitably, the women of Timbuktu were singled out for special persecution.Women in Timbuktu Were Singled Out During al Qaeda Occupation|The Telegraph|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lankester said that many of his Tuareg employees have left Timbuktu, Gao, and the surrounding cities.
Plus, Blake Gopnik on whether destroying Timbuktu's heritage is un-Islamic.
Sonni Ali was a soldier and began his career with the conquest of Timbuktu in 1469.The Negro|W.E.B. Du Bois
Timbuktu's day lasted but two or three hundred years at most.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Yet in the eighteenth century the Niger and Timbuktu were still a mystery.
The remarkable features of Timbuktu are, then, its situation and its trade.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
It is curious to note what a burst of interest was aroused in England at this time with regard to Timbuktu.
British Dictionary definitions for timbuktu
Culture definitions for timbuktu (1 of 2)
A remote town in western Africa. Figuratively, it is a faraway and unknown place.