Malians in France

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Malians in France
Total population
(120,000[1])
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg
Languages
French, Bambara
Religion
Majority Sunni Islam, minority Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French

Malians in France consist of migrants from Mali and their descendants living and working in France. They are one of the diasporas from Black Africa in France.

History[edit]

The first Malian immigrants came in the 1960s in France. At first, there were male workers from rural regions who came to find a long-term job in France. Then, in the 1970s, there were family reunifications, in which the wife and children of previous male immigrants came to France too.[2]

Origins[edit]

Most Malians in France are rural migrants who came from the Senegal River valley,[2] and from the region of Kayes[1] at the extreme south of Mali, a very poor and arid region, at the frontier with Senegal and Mauritania.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Qui sont les Maliens de France ?". Lemonde.fr. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Migration and links to the "country of origin": the example of Malians in France" (in French). Grotius.fr. Retrieved 2013-10-14.