List of Malians

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

Academics and Writers[edit]

Academics[edit]

Scholars of Sankore Madrasah[edit]

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).

Writers[edit]

Entertainers and artists[edit]

Film directors[edit]

Griots[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Puppeteers[edit]

Artists[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Rulers (pre-modern)[edit]

Partial list of mansas of the Mali Empire[edit]

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[edit]

Massina Empire[edit]

Various kingdoms[edit]

Modern politicians[edit]

Scientists[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

Basketball players[edit]

Footballers[edit]

Olympic athletes[edit]

References[edit]