Mali

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by MMack18
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Geography
Grade:
9

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Mali

Djenne-Djeno is one of the many cities in Mali that originated a very significant architecture design. Important government buildings and the emperors palace were built so that if a natural disaster occured it would not collapse inside harming any people.Mali became very wealthy from the gold and salt trade that took place throughout most of Northern Africa. Other items that are traded in our country are Oil, Coffee, Peanuts, Diamonds, Sisal, and Cocoa.The Empire of Mali is mostly made up of traders, miners, farmers, blacksmiths, and soldiers. Mali is located on the Niger River that makes it easier for trading with surrounding countries. Here in Mali, we emphasize having a strong military and keeping our soil rich for storing crops such as beans, rice, onions, sorghum, millet, papaya, gourds, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, cotton, and peanuts. Mali is a devout Muslim community. All Muslims believe in one god, Allah, making it a monotheistic religion.Mali's social structure is a hierarchy where all power comes from the king, then to the nobles, then to the soldiers, and lastly the peasants.The government of the Mali Empire is led by the emperor who is called the "Mansa."Most of the important administrators are Muslim Scribes.Art in Mali symbolizes the importance of how hard the citizens work to become a strong and unified nation. African sculptures exaggerated the size of the head because it is believed to be the most valuable part on a human body.

Music of Mali

Sundiata (1210-1260) - The first emperor of Mali who formed his empire by uniting the tribes of the Malinke people.Mansa Musa (1312-1337) - Enhanced the gold and salt trade making him one of the richest men in the history of our world.

Facts of Mali

Mali"Where the king dwells."

Leaders

Kingdom of Mali

Mike Mack

The Mali Empire is the 2nd largest great Sahelia Kingdom in West Africa.


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