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Soldiers
Protect the city and countryside.
Village Chief
Similar to a king; responsibilities include decision making and having the final word of discussions
Drummer
Calls people to the meeting. If the villagers fail to show up on the second drum call they must pay money to the village chief. If they fail to show up by the third and final call they must suffer a punishment.
Treasurer
Collects dues at the meeting; collects penalty fees and cola nuts for the village chief.
Griot
Records information from meetings in his head and repeats it to the group in the form of a song, poem, or theatrical production; passes down Malian history through stories.
Elderly men
Sit with the village chief and act as advisors; the village chief shares his kola nuts with these men.
Miners
Gather gold from the coast and salt from the desert.
Young men
Sit around the outskirts of the meeting and listen only. They don't have the right to speak yet.
Farmers
Raise goats, wheat, millet, and cotton.
Merchants
Sell items brought to Mali from other lands.
Women
Stay at home and do not attend village meetings unless they are involved with a group.
Mansa
The king who is in charge of everything.
Mirabouts
Teachers who teach the boys in school.
Builders
Make the streets, homes, and mosques.