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Adrar des Ifoghas

The Adrar des Ifoghas is a sandstone high area in the Kidal Region of Mali. Is has an area of about 250.000 km². There are wide, shallow valleys, and many granite rocks. The Tamesna Plain is to the east. The Telemsi Fosse is to the west The low, western part of the Azaouak Valley is to the south. Tanezrouft is to the north. Kidal, Aguelhoc, Boughessa, Essouk and Tessalit are cities in this area. The Adrar des Ifoghas is called "Adagh" in the local language. Adrar is the Berber word for mountain, and "Ifogha" is the short name of a rich Tuareg family. This family the "Kel Ifoghas" has been ...

                                               

Bambara language

Bambara is a language from Mali. More than 6 000 people speak it. It is called Bamanankan in Bambara. Bambara is very similar to Dioula. Dioula is not spoken by as many people, but it is used in Burkina Faso, Cote dIvoire, and Gambia. The Bambara language is spoken mainly by people in the Bambara racial group. About 2.700.000 people are in this group, but Bambara is also used by other racial groups in Mali. Bambara is in the Manding language family. These languages are similar to each other. This family of languages is in a larger language group. This group is called the Mande group. It is ...