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Mali - Country of Hippo

Mali, southern edge of the Sahara desert in west Africa, all known as the Republic of Mali. "Marxism-Leninism in" in the Mandingo language means "hippopotamus." Area of 1.24 million square kilometers, population 10,800,000. Residents are Muslim. General Bambara language, the official language is French. CFA franc currency. Capital, Bamako (Bamako). Mali Map

National Flag

Mali Flag

The flag of Mali is green to symbolize its fertile oasis, red for the fighting for the independence of the motherland at the expense of the blood of martyrs and yellow for Mali's mineral resources. Green, yellow and red are known as the Pan-African colors and are also a symbol of the unity of African countries.

History

Mali became a French colony in 1895. In 1958, a "French community" was established in the "autonomous republic." Senegal in April 1959 and formed a Marxist-Leninist in federal. On September 22, 1960, it claimed independence. In November 1968 was the Traore Moussa coup. In June 1979, the Second Republic was established. In March 1991, there was an outbreak of social unrest, and an interim government was set up. On June 1992, the Third Republic was established.

Economic and Cultural Customs

The Mali economy is based on agriculture and animal husbandry, with the main planting millet, sorghum, maize, rice and so on. In total, 67.2% of the land area and pasture. Mali is a major fish producing country in West Africa, of which the Nile perch is most valuable. Mali also produces beautiful hand-woven carpets. Mali women have elegant hair and wear two nose rings, one set in the nose and one between the two nostrils. They also wear big heavy earrings.
Mulberry home in mountains east of Mopti, Dogon miniature is the site. Dogon houses for the spire mud houses, with layer upon layer building on the steep mountain of rock. Dogon animal characteristics that have made the mask wild, uninhibited, highly respected people.

All kinds throughout the country of Mali has Cora fruit, in addition to chewing for a refreshing and medicinal, the young men and women for marriage or vehicle. According to local custom. Told the woman to marry him to the woman through a matchmaker to send Cora three fruit, if accept each time, that means the woman's consent to the marriage.

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