List of Malians


List of Malians

List of Malians is a list of people notable to Mali or notable for being from Mali.

Academics and Writers

Academics

*Sidibé Aminata Diallo

cholars of Sankore Madrasah

Scholars wrote their own books as part of a socioeconomic model. Students were charged with copying these books and any other books they could get their hands on. Today there are over 700,000 manuscripts in Timbuktu with many dating back to West Africa's Golden Age (12th-16th centuries).

*Ahmad Baba al Massufi (1556–1627)
*Mohammed Bagayogo
*Abu Al Baraaka
*Abu Bakr ibn Ahmad Biru
*Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar
*Mohammed ibn Mohammed Kara
*Ag Mohammed
*Al Aqib ibn Faqi Muhmud
*Abd Arahman ibn Faqi Mahmud

Writers

*Ahmad Baba al Massufi (1556–1627)
*Abdoulaye Ascofaré (born 1949)
*Ibrahima Aya (born 1967)
*Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900–1991)
*Adame Ba Konaré (born 1947)
*Massa Makan Diabaté (1938–1988)
*Souéloum Diagho
*Aïda Mady Diallo
*Alpha Mandé Diarra (born 1954)
*Doumbi Fakoly (born 1944)
*Aïcha Fofana (1957–2003)
*Aïssatou Guido (born 1941)
*Aoua Kéita (1912–1980)
*Fatouma Keïta (born 1977)
*Moussa Konaté
*Yambo Ouologuem (born 1940)
*Bernadette Sanou Dao (born 1952)
*Bamekan Soucko Bathily
*Fanta-Taga Tembely (born 1946)
*Aminata Traoré (born 1942)
*Falaba Issa Traoré (1930–2003)
*Ahamadou Maiga dit Prince (born 1974)

Entertainers and Artists

Film directors

*Abdoulaye Ascofaré
*Souleymane Cissé
*Adama Drabo
*Assane Kouyaté
*Cheick Oumar Sissoko
*Falaba Issa Traoré

Griots

*Abdoulaye Diabaté
*Kasse Mady Diabate
*Balla Kouyate
*Sibiri Samake [http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/sibiri_samake_28888]
*Baba Sissoko
*Yacouba Sissoko
*Bakari Sumano - Headed a griot association.
*Balla Tounkara
*Djelimady Tounkara

Musicians

*Issa Bagayogo [http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/issa_bagayogo_12078] [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:fw5j8qb9btx4~T1]
*Afel Bocoum
*Fanta Damba
*Kasse Mady Diabaté [http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/kasse_mady_diabate_22052]
*Nainy Diabate [http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/nainy_diabate_34416]
*Toumani Diabaté
*Yaya Diallo
*Nahawa Doumbia [http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/worldmusic/view/page.basic/artist/content.artist/nahawa_doumbia_22220] [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:g9ddyl7jxpbb~T1]
*Tiken Jah Fakoly
*Mory Kanté
*Salif Keita
*Habib Koité
*Batrou Sekou Kouyate
*Kandia Kouyaté
*Moussa Kouyate
*Sara M'Bodji
*Amadou et Mariam
*Aska Modibu [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:tb1uak3khm3c~T1]
*Fanta Sacko
*Oumou Sangaré
*Ko Kan Ko Sata
*Baba Sissoko
*Jali Nyama Suso [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll]
*Tinariwen
*Djelimady Tounkara
*Ali Farka Touré
*Vieux Farka Touré
*Boubacar Traoré
*Lobi Traoré
*Rokia Traoré

Photographers

*Alioune Bâ
*Seydou Keïta
*Malick Sidibé

Puppeteers

*Yaya Coulibaly

Artists

*Abdoulaye Konaté

Religious figures

*Oumar Ly-Malian Association for Unity and the Progress of Islam.
*Sheikh El-Mokhtar Hamalla
*Julien Mory Sidibé-Catholic bishop.
*Mody Sylla-Malian Association for Unity and the Progress of Islam
*Siaka Traore-Malian Association for Unity and the Progress of Islam
*Sidi Yahya-Mosque/Madrassah named for him.

Rulers (pre-modern)

Partial list of mansas of the Mali Empire

*Sundiata Keita (1240–1255)
*Wali Keita (1255–1270)
*Ouati Keita (1270–1274)
*Khalifa Keita (1274–1275)
*Abu Bakr (1275–1285)
*Sakura (1285–1300)
*Gao (1300–1305)
*Mohammed ibn Gao (1305–1310)
*Abubakari II (1310–1312)
*Kankan Musa I (1312–1337)
*Maghan (1337–1341)
*Suleyman (1341–1360)
*Kassa (1360)
*Mari Diata II (1360–1374)
*Musa II (1374–1387)
*Magha II (1387–1389)
*Sandaki (1389–1390)
*Mahmud (1390–1400)

Note: As the Mali Empire and the modern nation of Mali substantially overlap most of these names likely do apply, but some may not.

Bambara Empire

*Bitòn Coulibaly
*Ngolo Diarra (1766–1795)
*Mansong Diarra (1795–1808)
*Da Diarra

Massina Empire

*Seku Amadu (1820–1845)
*Amadu Seku (1845–1852)
*Amadu Amadu (1852–1862)

Various kingdoms

* Sulayman Bal (died 1775)
* Nanka Traoré-Kénédougou Kingdom
* Babemba Traoré-Kénédougou

Modern politicians

* Ahmed Mohamed ag Hamani
* Soumaïla Cissé
* Mamadou Dembelé-Former Prime Minister.
* Yoro Diakité-Former Prime Minister.
* Sidibé Aminata Diallo
* Daba Diawara
* Moustapha Dicko
* Tiébilé Dramé
* Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
* Modibo Keïta
* Alpha Oumar Konaré
* Garan Fabou Kouyate
* Aoua Kéita
* Jean-Marie Koné
* Choguel Kokalla Maïga-Patriotic Movement for Renewal
* Ousmane Issoufi Maïga
* Moctar Ouane
* Ahmed Diane Semega
* Mandé Sidibé
* Sidibe Korian Sidibe
* Cheick Oumar Sissoko
* Soumana Sacko-Former Prime Minister
* Abdoulaye Sékou Sow-Former Prime Minister
* Ousmane Sy
* Mountaga Tall
* Ascofare Oulematou Tamboura
* Amadou Toumani Touré
* Younoussi Touré-Former Prime Minister.
* Dioncounda Traoré-Party President of the Alliance for Democracy in Mali
* Moussa Traoré
* Aminata Traoré

cientists

*Cheick Modibo Diarra-Astrophysicist
*Nassif Ghoussoub-Mathematician

portspeople

Basketball players

*Soumaila Samake

Footballers

*Sedonoude Abouta
*Mamadou Bagayoko
*Boubacar Coulibaly
*Adama Coulibaly
*Moussa Coulibaly
*Soumaila Coulibaly
*Cheick Oumar Dabo
*Mamadou Diallo (Malian footballer)
*Souleymane Diamoutene
*Mahamadou Diarra
*Fousseni Diawara
*Mintou Doucoure
*Frédéric Kanouté
*Jimmy Kebe
*Salif Keita (footballer)
*Seydou Keita
*Djibril Konaté
*Amadou Konte
*Tenema N'Diaye
*Mamady Sidibe
*Rafan Sidibé
*Mohamed Sissoko
*Adama Tamboura
*Fousseni Tangara
*Jean Tigana
*Alhassane Touré
*Alioune Touré
*Abdou Traoré
*Alou Traoré
*Djimi Traoré
*Dramane Traoré

Olympic athletes

*Cheick Bathily
*Mamadi Berthe
*Drissa Diakite
*Soumaila Diakite
*Boucader Diallo
*Boubacar Koné


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