Mali By: Keyondra Gamble Lindsey Austin Ledarrius Blake
About Mali Mali is named after empire Mali located in modern day Guinea. Its official name is Republic of Mali. The founder of Mali is Sundjala a magician.
Religion and Language Religion: Mostly Muslim (90%) Christian (1%) and Indigenous beliefs: (9%). Language: French (official languages), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages. Church
Location and Capital Location: West Africa. Borders: Algeria to the Northeast, Niger to the South East, Burkina Faso to the South, Cite Diovoire to the South, Guinea to the Southwest, Maritaina to the West. Capital: Bamako
Population, Important People, and Government Population: 13,796,354+ (July 2010). Important People: Mansa Musa (1312-1337) Government: Republic.
Music Music: Jalis (orgriots) Instruments: Kamal Ngoni (guitar), the Djembe (drum), keyboards, electric guitar, flute, strings, and rattles.
Natural Resources Copper, gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, and hydropower. Salt Limestone Gold
Holidays January 1 st : New Year's Day January 20 th : Armed Forces Day March 26 th : Martyrs Day March 31 st : The Prophet's Birthday April 6 th : The Prophet's Baptism April 9 th : Easter More(+)
Mali’s Food Examples are : lemongrass tea, Malian fish stew, and chicken and peanut stew. They also eat many exotic fruit like orange flavored chicken. Sheep
Animals Most common animals are: Hyenas Hippo’s Chimpanzee’s Lions Giraffes Leopard Elephant
Clothing Women: skirts, long dresses, and t-shirt’s. Men: Loose pants and t-shirts. Shorts are considered as not being decent so they are avoided by adults. They also dress for warm weather conditions, being so close to the Sahara Desert.
10 Questions 1: Who founded Mali? 2:Why don’t Mali people wear shorts? 3:What is the main language in Mali? 4:What is the most common religion in Mali? 5:What is Mali named after? (Hint: It’s located in Guinea). 6:Where is Mali located and one of it’s borders? 7:What is one of the instruments used in Mali? 8:What is one natural resource in Mali? 9:What type of government is Mali? 10:What is the capital of Mali?
10 Answers 1: Sundjala. 2: They feel that it isn’t decent. 3: French. 4: Muslim. 5: The Empire of Mali. 6: West Africa. Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote Divoire, Guinea, and Mauritania. 7:Kamal Ngoni, the Djembe, keyboards, electric guitar, flute, strings, rattles. 8: Copper, gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, and hydropower. 9:Republic 10:Bamako