Faama is a Mandinka word meaning "king".[1] It was commonly used within the area of pre-imperial Mali. The title spread into areas conquered by Mali and was later used by the Bamana Empire and the Wassoulou Empire of Samori Toure and non-Mandinka groups in the Kenedougou Empire.

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  1. ^ Niane, Djibril Tamsir (1994). Sundiata : an epic of old Mali. Harlow: Pearson Longman. ISBN 9780582264755.