>the richest country in the world When will this meme end? Mali wasn't "the richest country", the king of Mali was the richest person at the time, because the rest of Mali were busy mining gold for him. They had no real economy except, well, gold mines.
>>587297 You don't know what you're talking about Ibn Battuta spoke on this
>But their women were "not modest in the presence of men" and did not wear a veil. Although people married, "but the women do not travel with the husband, and if one of them wanted to do that, she would be prevented by her family." Each was free to take other sexual partners from outside the "prohibited degrees of marriage" [father, brother, son, etc.]. "One of them would enter his house to find his wife with her companion and would not disapprove of that conduct."
Polygamy only became norm after Islamification was complete.
Mande is the umbrella term for the socio-lingusitic populations Mandinka are a part of. The subjects of Mali, not all of whom are Mandinka should be referred to in the collective linguistic term given Mali's expanding borders and power of influence.
>>587183 >mansa Musa was the richest guy ever. I have never heard in any of the accounts of his wealth something that couldn't be matched by crassus or augustus, and that's not considering that his wealth was a total meme so there's a lot of embellishment
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