Malians in France
|Regions with significant populations|
|Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg|
|Majority Sunni Islam, minority Roman Catholicism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Black people in France, Afro-French|
The first Malian immigrants came to France in the 1960s. At first, there were male workers from rural regions who came to find long-term employment in France. Then, in the 1970s, there were family reunifications, in which the wives and children of previous male immigrants came to live in France as well.
Most Malians in France are rural migrants who came from the Senegal River valley, and from the region of Kayes at the extreme south of Mali, a very poor and arid region, at the frontier with Senegal and Mauritania.
- "Qui sont les Maliens de France ?". Lemonde.fr. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
- "Migration and links to the "country of origin": the example of Malians in France" (in French). Grotius.fr. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
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