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French Sudan
French Sudan (; ) was a French colonial territory in the federation of French West Africa from around 1880 until 1960, when it became the independent state of Mali. The colony was formally called French Sudan from 1890 until 1899 and then again from 1920 until 1958, and had a variety of different names over the course of its existence. The colony was initially established largely as a military project led by French troops, but in the mid-1890s it came under civilian administration.

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French Sudan

1. a landlocked republic in northwestern Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960; Mali was a center of West African civilization for more than 4,000 years
(synonym) Mali, Republic of Mali
(hypernym) African country, African nation
(part-holonym) Africa
(member-meronym) Malian
(part-meronym) Bamako

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