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  • See Timbuktu.


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  • Timbuktu - also called Tombouctou - is in north-central Mali and was once at the end of an ancient trade route. - News

  • Here the city is spelled "Tombouctou," which I file away, thinking it might be a good way to introduce myself to people here when the situation merits.

    Showtime in the Sahara

  • Yes, Timbuktu - or Tombouctou as it is called by its inhabitants - really does exist and it is not in Nepal or the Himalayas as many people respond on first reaction, but in the northern desert of Mali in south western Africa - on the edge of the Niger River.

    Alan Patricof: Dateline Timbuktu - Giving The Poor A Chance

  • The air force will be headed by Colonel Mamadou Togolo, who was governor of the northern Tombouctou region.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • For example, data for Tombouctou, Mali were available in six different source data sets.

    Hansen and the GHCN Manual « Climate Audit

  • I looked at the Tombouctou data and sure enough there are 4 versions, but where did these come from?

    Hansen and the GHCN Manual « Climate Audit

  • For the Tombouctou example, the 6 source time series were merged to create 4 different but similar time series for the same station see Figure 1.

    Hansen and the GHCN Manual « Climate Audit

  • Met some very funny and very nice fellows in medieval garb (think SCA), talked about the resto Tombouctou, and bought some of that medieval apéritif that Laurent had.

    nebet Diary Entry

  • Seated in front of his computer, where he writes books on philosophy and history, including Les Juifs à Tombouctou, or Jews of Timbuktu, about Jewish life in the city in the nineteenth century.

    Elusive Libraries of Timbuktu

  • Les experiences en riz flottant dur project FENU a Tombouctou.

    Chapter 28


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