Dia, Mali

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Dia is located in Mali
Location in Mali
Coordinates: 14°21′7″N 4°57′25″W / 14.35194°N 4.95694°W / 14.35194; -4.95694Coordinates: 14°21′7″N 4°57′25″W / 14.35194°N 4.95694°W / 14.35194; -4.95694
Country  Mali
Region Mopti Region
Cercle Ténenkou Cercle
Commune Diaka
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Dia is a small town and seat of the commune of Diaka in the Cercle of Ténenkou in the Mopti Region of southern-central Mali.[2]

According to Levtzion, the Diakhanke "remember Dia in Massina as the town of their ancestor, Suware, a great marabout and a saint."[3]


  1. ^ Soundjata ou l'épopée mandingue
  2. ^ Communes de la Région de Mopti (PDF) (in French), Ministère de l’administration territoriale et des collectivités locales, République du Mali, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-19 .
  3. ^ Levtzion, Nehemia (1973). Ancient Ghana and Mali. New York: Methuen & Co Ltd. p. 168. ISBN 0841904316. 

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