Etiquette in Mali

Mali is located in northwest Africa and has a population of 14.5 million people.

The nation is a unitary semi-presidential republic.

The official language of Mali is French. There are several national languages.

The majority of citizens follow Islam.

The currency of Mali is the West African CFA franc.

To show respect to an elder, avert your eyes.

Most dining is done around a communal bowl. Take food only from your side of the bowl and only use your right hand.

Note that men, women, and children dine in separate groups.

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