Culture of Mali
People in Mali speak the French language. The linguistic diversity of Mali is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Mali is 0.8388. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 34.9% of Mali's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Mali. The rate of urbanization in Mali is considered to be 4.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Mali, 142,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.
The national anthem of Mali is called 'Pour l'Afrique et pour toi, Mali', which in English means 'For Africa and for You, Mali'. It was adopted in 1962. The lyrics have been written by Seydou Badian Kouyate and the music has been composed by Banzumana Sissoko.
Around 4% of the population of Mali are obese.
Each year, the people of Mali consume 0.5 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 13.3% beer, 1.5% wine, 2.1% distilled spirits, 83.1% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Mali is fufu. Other national dishes include jolof rice.