Mali Empire

Mali Empire
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  • The Mali Empire was founded by Mansa Sundiata Keita back in c. 1230 after the Ghana Empire fell.
  • Greetings, I am the founder of the Mali Empire
  • The Mali Empire had a king named Mansa Muda. Mansa doubled the land of Mali during his reign. He was very wealthy. He is know to be the richest person in the world.
  • They built many universities and library's and it became a meeting point for artists and such from both Islamic and Europeans.
  • Cities of Mali became very important trading centers for not just the Mali Empire, but the whole of West Africa.
  • Sure!
  • Since king Musa had a lot of gold, it wasn't as valuable. So, salt is a life necessity, usually people would trade gold for salt.
  • Will you trade me that gold for a basket of salt?
  • The Mali Empire had many different cultural groups and languages. Some of the cultures were Dogon and Bambara.
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