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PRONOUNCED: /ˈmɑːli/ (English)
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 4/24/2017
Meaning & History
Mali, officially the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked country in West Africa.
The name Mali is taken from the name of the Mali Empire. The name was originally derived from the Mandinka or Bambara word mali
, meaning “hippopotamus”, but it eventually came to mean "the place where the king lives".