West Africa

West Africa includes the Cape Verde Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome/Principe and Togo.
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By Dr. Christa Clarke, for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Republic of Mali is part of West Africa and has a varied geography. In the south and west are verdant river valleys while the north and east jut into the Sahara Desert. It is a French speaking nation though dozens of languages are spoken there. Islam was introduced in the 11th century and is the dominant religion.