The Mopti region constitutes most of the Niger River inland delta; inhabited by the Dogon, Fulani, Bambara, Bwa & Bozo peoples. The town of Mopti is situated at the junction of the Bani & Niger rivers; began as a small fishing village; grew to be the national center for the livestock & fishing industries; town comprises three islands; has one of the highest population densities in Mali. [The J. P. Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographical Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
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