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Encyclopedia > Niani, Mali

Niani was the capital city of the ancient empire of Mali, located south of the Sahara.


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Mali: Geography and History (3215 words)
Present-day Mali, at nearly twice the size of Texas, is the largest country in West Africa.
Mali, which dated from the early thirteenth century to the late fifteenth century, rose to greatness under the leadership of a legendary king named Sundiata.
The rulers of Mali came to be called Mansa; meaning “emperor,” or “master.” Mansa Musa (1307-1332) became the most accomplished and famous of all the emperors of Mali.
Mali Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (734 words)
The three states were Mali (which held the capital of the Empire,) Niani, Mema, and Wagadou, the former Ghana Empire.
The famous Moroccan traveller ibn Battuta visited the Mali Empire in the years 1352 and 1353, and his account is an important first-hand written description of this empire.
Mali continued to exist and exert some control over their heartland into the latter half of the 16th century.
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