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Mali
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1. General Situation

The Republic of Mali, in the interior of western Africa, is one of the largest countries of Africa. It stretches 1,500 km. (930 mi.) from the central Sahara (the traditional salt mines of Taoudenni) to the Sahel area southwest of the Niger River. Between Tombouctou (traditionally spelled “Timbuktu”) and Ségou, in the Macina region, the river branches into a large inland delta, an area of lakes and swamps, once a single lake, that the ever-encroaching desert threatens.

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Jenkins, Paul, “Mali”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M48>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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