from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of central Mali near the Niger River northeast of Bamako. Founded in the 11th century by the Tuareg, it became a major trading center (primarily for gold and salt) by the 14th century. Timbuktu was sacked in 1593 by invaders from Morocco and fell to the French in 1894. Population: 32,400.
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- proper n. A city in central Mali.
- proper n. Any proverbially distant or remote place.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a city in central Mali near the Niger river; formerly famous for its gold trade
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