Settlements similar to or like Timbuktu

City in Mali, situated 20 km north of the Niger River. Wikipedia

  • History of Timbuktu

    Starting out as a seasonal settlement, Timbuktu in Mali became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, the town flourished from the trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves from several towns and states such as Begho of Bonoman, Sijilmassa, and other Saharan cities. Wikipedia

  • Mali

    Landlocked country in West Africa. Eighth-largest country in Africa, with an area of just over 1240000 sqkm. Wikipedia

  • Azawad

    Name given to northern Mali by Tuareg rebels, as well as a former short-lived unrecognised state (2012-2013). Generic Tuareg Berber name of all Tuareg Berber vast areas especially the northern half of Mali and northern and western Niger. Wikipedia

  • Niger

    Landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest. Wikipedia

  • Niger River

    Principal river of West Africa, extending about 4180 km. 2117700 km2 in area. Wikipedia

  • Kabara, Mali

    Small town in Mali on the Niger River, the port for Timbuktu. 8 km to the south of Timbuktu and is connected to an arm of the Niger River by a 3 km canal. Wikipedia


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    • Sonni Ali seized Timbuktu in 1468 and Jenne in 1473, building his regime on trade revenues and the cooperation of Muslim merchants.Africa-Wikipedia
    • Sometime between 1328 and 1338 Mossi warriors raided Timbuktu but the Mossi were defeated by Sonni Ali of Songhai at the Battle of Kobi in Mali in 1483.Burkina Faso-Wikipedia
    • The name Kalamazoo, which sounds unusual to English speakers, has become a metonym for exotic places, as in the phrase "from Timbuktu to Kalamazoo".Kalamazoo, Michigan-Wikipedia
    • The Fulani, after being the first group of people in West Africa to convert to Islam, became active in supporting Islamic theology and ideology from centres such as Timbuktu.Fula people-Wikipedia
    • At the peak of its power in the 11th century, its realms extended from the Atlantic Ocean to Timbuktu.Ivory Coast-Wikipedia
    • The word is likely an alteration of the Tuareg name egerew n-igerewen used by inhabitants along the middle reaches of the river around Timbuktu prior to 19th-century European colonialism.Nigeria-Wikipedia

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