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Mali People

    Population: 10,429,124 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 47% (male 2,482,301; female 2,460,894)
    15-64 years: 49% (male 2,447,712; female 2,708,978)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 155,178; female 174,061) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 3.01% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 49.5 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 18.56 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.87 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.9 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.89 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 119.44 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 47.5 years
    male: 46.09 years
    female: 48.96 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 6.96 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Malian(s)
    adjective: Malian

    Ethnic groups: Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Sarakole), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%

    Religions: Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%

    Languages: French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 31%
    male: 39.4%
    female: 23.1% (1995 est.)

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