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Definitions for timbuktu
ˌtɪm bʌkˈtu, tɪmˈbʌk tutim·buk·tu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Timbuktunoun

    a city in central Mali near the Niger river; formerly famous for its gold trade

Wiktionary

  1. Timbuktunoun

    A city in central Mali.

  2. Timbuktunoun

    Any proverbially distant or remote place.

    You can try every shop from here to Timbuktu, but you won't find another one like this.

Wikipedia

  1. Timbuktu

    Timbuktu () (French: Tombouctou; Tuareg ⵜⵏⴱⴾⵜ Tin Buqt; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu) is a city in Mali, situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the Niger River. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census. Timbuktu started out as a seasonal settlement and became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, particularly after the visit by Mansa Musa around 1325, Timbuktu flourished from the trade in salt, gold, ivory, and slaves. It became part of the Mali Empire early in the 14th century. In the first half of the 15th century, the Tuareg tribes took control of the city for a short period until the expanding Songhai Empire absorbed the city in 1468. A Moroccan army defeated the Songhai in 1591 and made Timbuktu, rather than Gao, their capital. The invaders established a new ruling class, the Arma, who after 1612 became virtually independent of Morocco. However, the golden age of the city, during which it was a major learning and cultural centre of the Mali Empire, was over, and it entered a long period of decline. Different tribes governed until the French took over in 1893, a situation that lasted until it became part of the current Republic of Mali in 1960. Presently, Timbuktu is impoverished and suffers from desertification. In its Golden Age, the town's numerous Islamic scholars and extensive trading network made possible an important book trade: together with the campuses of the Sankore Madrasah, an Islamic university, this established Timbuktu as a scholarly centre in Africa. Several notable historic writers, such as Shabeni and Leo Africanus, wrote about the city. These stories fuelled speculation in Europe, where the city's reputation shifted from being extremely rich to being mysterious.

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  1. timbuktu

    Timbuktu is a city in the West African nation of Mali, historically important as a trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route and as a center of Islamic culture in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is considered an important site of African heritage and is known for its distinctive clay architecture and ancient manuscripts. Its three great mosques are a World Heritage site.

Wikidata

  1. Timbuktu

    Timbuktu, formerly also spelled Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 20 km north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census. Starting out as a seasonal settlement, Timbuktu became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, Timbuktu flourished from the trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves. It became part of the Mali Empire early in the 14th century. In the first half of the 15th century the Tuareg tribes took control of the city for a short period until the expanding Songhai Empire absorbed the city in 1468. A Moroccan army defeated the Songhai in 1591, and made Timbuktu, rather than Gao, their capital. The invaders established a new ruling class, the arma, who after 1612 became virtually independent of Morocco. However, the golden age of the city was over and it entered a long period of decline. Different tribes governed until the French took over in 1893, a situation that lasted until it became part of the current Republic of Mali in 1960. Presently, Timbuktu is impoverished and suffers from desertification.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of timbuktu in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of timbuktu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of timbuktu in a Sentence

  1. Abderrahmane Sissako:

    The role of the artist is to be the witness of life, timbuktu.

  2. International Criminal Court:

    , he played a predominant and active role in the functioning of the local structure put in place during the group's occupation of Timbuktu in 2012, intentional attacks against historic monuments and buildings dedicated to religion are serious crimes.

  3. Alex Kumar:

    Your hormones start to get misplaced and this causes chaos switching you from Los Angeles to Timbuktu to Fiji time zones week by week.

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