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camaraabdoulayemaliempire - The Mali Empire From A.D. 700...

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The Mali Empire From A.D. 700 to 1600 the ancient empires of Ghana (700- 1100), Mali (800-1550) and Songhay (1300-1600) controlled vast areas of West Africa (see map and time line). Although each empire rose to assert its power, they coexisted independently for centuries. At its peak (1200-1300), the Mali Empire covered an area that encompasses significant portions of the present-day country of Mali, southern and western Mauritania and Senegal. Note that the old kingdoms of Mali and Ghana are not the present-day countries of Mali and Ghana.
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Green Mali Empire Red : Songhai Empire Light brown: Ghana Empire
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The Mali Empire began when a small Malinke kingdom within the Ghana Empire grew ever more powerful. Mali began as a small Malinke kingdom around the upper areas of the Niger River. It became an important empire after 1235 when Sundjata organized Malinke resistance against a branch of the southern Soninke, who made up the center of the older kingdom of Ghana. The empire developed around its capital of Niani.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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