Meaning of Malian in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɑːlɪən/


  • Relating to or characteristic of Mali or its inhabitants.

    ‘the exhibit highlights Malian architecture’
    • ‘A number of Malian musicians have achieved national and international acclaim.’
    • ‘The keening voice of the Malian singer wafts from a five-month-old pan-African restaurant just down the block.’
    • ‘The nineteen-year-old photographer was inspired to pick up a camera when he saw a French edition of photographs by recent Malian photographers.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Mali.

    ‘four Malians have just finished part of the training process’
    • ‘His friend took them to a distant relative who introduced him to the man for whom he would work for the next year, a Malian named Moussa.’
    • ‘The Malians still held on to win the game after scoring a goal in either half.’
    • ‘The majority of Malians are self-employed.’