People of Mali The major peoples in size order are Bambara 31.4%, Fula Macina 9.6%, Soninke 7.4%, Sanghai 6.3%, Dogon 5% The largest tribe is the Bambara, who occupy many of the civil servant positions. It is the Dogons and the Tuareg who practice a more traditional way of life.
Religion An estimated 90%of people in Mali are Muslim.5%are Christians and the remaining are indigenous. Islam as practiced in Mali is moderate, tolerant, and adapted to local conditions; relations between Muslims and practitioners of minority religious faiths are generally amicable. [44
Facts about Mali Mali lies in Western Africa, southwest of Algeria and east of Mauritania.Algeria 1367km,Burkina Faso 1000km,Guinea 858km . Timbuktu was an important centre of Islamic learning. The ancient mosque in Timbuktu has a door which has never been opened. It is said that opening the door will signal the end of world.