Actually, we're located south-west of Mali in the Sahara Desert, and we've only been walking half a kilometer of the vast 9,200,000 kilometers.
I feel like we've been in the desert for hourssss! We must have walked a million kilometers.
Adama continues to state facts about Mali along the way...
Welllll, since you asked... Mali's society follows something similar to the Caste System. Although there are small tribes and cultural groups they were still divided. Within their society there's a king, such as Mansa Musa and then the classes decline in order of rulers, nobles, judges and administrators, artisans and farmers, and then slaves. Also, although there is a king there are still multiple provinces, each led by a governor or a ferba. And mali's government is highly influenced by religion. Hence why most administrators were muslim scribes.
Pleaseee tell me more, I'm oh so excited.
Nightfall soon fell.
Adama and Fanta awoke the next day and then stopped by the Niger River for fresh water.
Ahhhhh, beautiful morning! As I was saying yesterday, mali's government is heavily influenced by religion. Their people believe in a supreme god and also nature and ancestral spirits. They also believed in sacrifice and rites of passage.
The population of Mali is composed of many ethnic groups, such as the Bambara, Tuareg, Dogon, Songhai, Senufo, and Fulani. Each group has its own customs and ways. But Malians are relaxed about their different cultures