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Mali
Mali

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
name

Name

Geographic Location
Location:

    Western Africa, southwest of Algeria.

Border countries:

    Algeria 1,376 km, Burkina Faso 1,000 km, Guinea 858 km, Cote d'Ivoire 532 km, Mauritania 2,237 km, Niger 821 km, Senegal 419 km.

    (landlocked)

Cultural Demographics
Population:

12,291,529 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%

Religions: Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%.

Languages Spoken:

French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages .

Literacy:
male: 53.5%
female: 39.6% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Bamako

Number of provinces

8 regions (regions, singular - region); Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Mopti, Segou, Sikasso, Tombouctou.

Universities go here.

Mali


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