Why Do They Speak French In Mali?


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Alex C. answered
Although French is one of two official languages of Mali, it is not as widely used as the other, Bambara, which is understood by as many as six million people. Almost all of the people who speak French in Mali speak it as a second language.

French was introduced to Mali whilst under the control of France, which lasted up until September 1960. It was retained as an official language after Mali's independence and is now used in government and formal education.

French is understood more in the urban areas of Mali than in the rural areas.
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Because they don't have their own language well they do but they just don't think it is as good and plus the person that gave Mali it's name was French so that is probably why!

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