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  • proper n. A former colony of France in Africa, now called Mali.

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  • n. 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

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Examples

  • In 1934, she financed and participated in an eight-month expedition to West Africa for the Field Museum of Chicago to collect bird specimens in Senegal, French Sudan, and the Niger territory.

    Sarah Lavanburg Straus.

  • SenegalThe French colonies of Senegal and the French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted their independence as the Mali Federation in 1960.

    Background

  • Maliconventional long form: Republic of Mali conventional short form: Mali local long form: Republique de Mali local short form: Mali former: French Sudan and Sudanese Republic

    Country name

  • Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 46.4% male: 53.5% female: 39.6% (2003 est.) GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: Republic of Mali conventional short form: Mali local long form: Republique de Mali local short form: Mali former: French Sudan and Sudanese Republic

    Mali

  • Independent since 1960, Mali was formerly part of colonial French Sudan, which also comprised what are now the countries of Senegal and Burkina Faso, the latter formerly known as Upper Volta.

    Crossroads of Culture

  • French Sudan then changed its name to Mali and closed its border with Senegal, leaving it landlocked.

    1959-60

  • In 1959, Léopold Sédar Senghor of Senegal and Modibo Keita of French Sudan sought to merge their two countries into what became known as the Mali Federation, in an effort to increase their region's political and economic power.

    1959-60

  • Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Mali conventional short form: Mali local long form: Republique de Mali local short form: Mali former: French Sudan

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • Mali conventional long form: Republic of Mali conventional short form: Mali local long form: Republique de Mali local short form: Mali former: French Sudan and Sudanese Republic

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Mali conventional short form: Mali local short form: Mali former: French Sudan and Sudanese Republic local long form: Republique de Mali

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

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