BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Malian
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists!
- Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Madinka, Fulani…
- Share your rich Malian culture and language
Be present in appreciating the Malian in you and Malians around you. Understand Ghanaian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a Malian, you have a culture, and you have a language!
MALI AT A GLANCE
Independence: 20 June 1960
Area: 1,240,192 square km
Provinces: Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Mopti, Ségou, Sikasso, Tomboctou (Timbuktu), and Bamako t
Ethnic groups: 33.3% Bambara, 13.3% Fula, 9.6% Soninke, 9.6% Senufo/Bwa, 8.8% Malinke, 8.7% Dogon, 5.9% Songhai, 3.5% Tuareg,2.1% Bobo, 4.5% other
Languages: Mali, French, Arabic, Fulani, Mandinka
Where is Mali on the continent of Africa?
Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali borders Algeria to the north-northeast, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso to the south-east, Ivory Coast to the south, Guinea to the south-west, and Senegal to the west and Mauritania to the north-west.