Type Country
Scripts مالي(Arabic) Мали(Russian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Mongolian Cyrillic) Малі(Ukrainian) Μάλι(Greek) מאלי(Hebrew) Մալի(Armenian) მალი(Georgian) Малӣ(Tajik) مالی(Persian, Urdu) මාලි(Sinhala) माली(Hindi) 馬里(Chinese) မာလီ(Burmese) มาลี(Thai) ມາລີ(Lao)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmaː.liː/(Arabic, Hindi) /ma.li/(French, Chinese) /ma.ˈli/(Portuguese) /ˈmɑː.li/(English) /ˈmɑ.li/(Finnish) /ˈma.li/(Polish) /ˈma.lɪ/(Czech) /mɐ.ˈlʲi/(Russian) /mɑ.ˈli/(Armenian) /mɑ.li/(Georgian) /mɒː.ˈliː/(Persian) /mà.lì/(Burmese) /maː˧.ˈliː˧/(Thai)  [key·simplify]
Note In Turkish and Azerbaijani this name is written with a dotted İ. It appears as MALİ in uppercase and mali in lowercase.

Meaning & History

A landlocked country in Western Africa, named after an empire that lasted until the 17th century. The empire's name is possibly from a dialectal variant of the name of the Mande peoples. Alternatively, it could be from the name of the empire's capital (which has not been located) or from a Mande word meaning "hippopotamus".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMalí(Icelandic) Mari(Japanese) Malli(Korean) Malí(Spanish)
Same SpellingMalí
User SubmissionMalî
Entry added April 23, 2024