Musa I of Mali

Musa Keita I of Mali
Catalan Atlas BNF Sheet 6 Mansa Musa.jpg
Musa depicted holding a gold coin from the 1375 Catalan Atlas.
Mansa of Mali
Reign c.1312–37 (25 years)
Predecessor Abubakari II
Successor Maghan Musa
Born 1280s
Mali
Died c. 1337
Unknown
Spouse Inari Kunate
Issue Maghan Musa
House Keita Dynasty
Father Faga Laye [1]
Religion Islam

Musa Keita I (c. 1280—c. 1337) was the tenth Mansa, which translates as "sultan" (king), "conqueror", [2] or emperor [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] of the wealthy West African Mali Empire. At the time of Musa's rise to the throne, the Malian Empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana Empire in present-day southern Mauritania and in Melle ( Mali) and the immediate surrounding areas. Musa held many titles, including Emir of Melle, Lord of the Mines of Wangara, Conqueror of Ghanata, and at least a dozen others. [8] It is said that Mansa Musa had conquered 24 cities, each with surrounding districts containing villages and estates, during his reign. [9] During his reign Mali may have been the largest producer of gold in the world at a point of exceptional demand. One of the richest people in history, he is known to have been enormously wealthy; reported as being inconceivably rich by contemporaries, "There's really no way to put an accurate number on his wealth" (Davidson 2015). [10]

Nomenclature

Musa Keita was referred to (and is most commonly found) as Mansa Musa in Western manuscripts and literature. His name also appears as Kankou Musa, Kankan Musa, and Kanku Musa. "Kankou" is a popular Manding female name, thus Kankou Musa reads "Musa whose mother was Kankou".

Other alternatives are Mali-koy Kankan Musa, Gonga Musa, and the Lion of Mali. [11] [12]

Other Languages
العربية: منسا موسى
bamanankan: Kanku Musa
Bân-lâm-gú: Musa 1-sè
български: Муса I
bosanski: Mansa Musa
brezhoneg: Kanga Moussa
català: Mansa Musa I
čeština: Mansá Músa
Deutsch: Mansa Musa
español: Mansa Musa
français: Kanga Moussa
한국어: 만사 무사
Հայերեն: Մանսա Մուսա
Bahasa Indonesia: Mansa Musa
italiano: Mansa Musa
ქართული: მუსა I
Latina: Mansa Musa
Nederlands: Mansa Moussa
norsk: Mansa Musa
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mansa Muso
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮੰਸਾ ਮੂਸੀ
پنجابی: منسا موسی
polski: Mansa Musa
português: Mansa Musa
русский: Манса Муса
Simple English: Mansa Musa
suomi: Mansa Musa
svenska: Mansa Moussa
Türkçe: Musa (Mansa)
українська: Манса Муса
Tiếng Việt: Mansa Musa