West African nation neighbouring Burkina Faso to the East and Côte d'Ivoire to the south. It covers an area of 1,240,000 km2, and has a population of 10 million.
Second great empire in western Sudan, 1240 - 1500 CE.
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
an ancient empire lead by the Mandinka tribe. Mali is also a nation now in West Africa with no direct link to the ancient empire
Empire centered between the Senegal and Niger rivers; creation of Malinke peoples; broke away from control of Ghana in 13th century. (p. 336)
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (French: RÃ©publique du Mali, Amazigh: ), is a landlocked nation in Western Africa. It is the seventh largest country of Africa. It borders Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the CÃ´te d'Ivoire on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west.