Méma is a region in Mali, Africa. A plain of alluvial deposits, it is situated north of Massina; west of Lake Debo and the Inner Niger Delta; and southwest of the Lakes Region.[1] The now-senescent basin may have been the first settlement area for communities who migrated from distressed homelands of the Sahara during the last two millennia BC.[2] Historically, Mema was one of the smaller Soninke states; it was also at one time a province of Ghana.[3]


  1. ^ Togola, Téréba (2008). Archaeological investigations of Iron Age sites in the Mema Region, Mali (West Africa). Archaeopress. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-4073-0178-5. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Anderson, David; Rathbone, Richard (2000). Africa's Urban Past. James Currey Publishers. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-0-85255-761-7. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Levtzion, Nehemia (1973). Ancient Ghana and Mali. Taylor & Francis. pp. 27, 50–. GGKEY:H6DG0T4PJC4. Retrieved 13 July 2012.