Usage Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajik, Tatar, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Scripts مالي(Arabic) Մալի(Armenian) Мали(Bulgarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Tatar, Uzbek Cyrillic) မာလီ(Burmese) 馬里(Chinese) მალი(Georgian) Μάλι(Greek) מאלי(Hebrew) माली(Hindi) مالىي(Kazakh Arabic) ມາລີ(Lao) مالی(Persian) මාලි(Sinhala) Малӣ(Tajik) มาลี(Thai) Малі(Ukrainian)
Pronounced Pron. mah-LEE(Armenian) MA-LEE(Burmese, Chinese, French) MA-li(Czech) MAH-lee(English, Hindi) MAH-LEE(Georgian) maw-LEE(Persian) MA-lyee(Polish) mu-LYEE(Russian) ma-LEE(Thai) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsMalee (Hindi), Máli (Portuguese)
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Meaning & History
From the name of the Mali Empire, which was derived from Mandinka or Bambara mali meaning "hippopotamus" or "the place where the king lives". This is the name of a landlocked country in West Africa.