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Manden Kurufa
Mali Empire

1230s–1600s
 

 

 

Extent of the Mali Empire (ca. 1350)
Capital Niani; later Ka-ba
Language(s) Mandinkan
Religion Ancestor Worship; Islam
Political structure Empire
Mansa (Emperor)
 - 1235-1255 Mari Djata I (first)
 - ca. 17th c. Mahmud IV (last)
Legislature Gbara
History
 - Established 1230s
 - Capital moved from Niani to Kangaba 1559
 - State collapses and divided among emperor's sons 1600s
Area
 - 1250[1] 100,000 km2 (38,610 sq mi)
 - 1312[2] 1,294,994 km2 (500,000 sq mi)
 - 1380[1] 1,100,000 km2 (424,712 sq mi)
 - 1500[1] 400,000 km2 (154,441 sq mi)
Population
 - 1450[3] est. 45,000,000 
Currency Gold dust
(Salt, copper and cowries were also common in the empire)
National Symbol: Falcon
Sacred Animal:Falcon and numerous other animals according to each of the governing clans (Lion, Boar, etc.)
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Taagepera, page 497
  2. Hempstone, page 312
  3. Walker, Sheila S.: "African roots/American cultures: Africa in the creation of the Americas", page 127. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001