Mali Dining Etiquette

Dining etiquette for entering a Malian home. Older people are highly respected. Avert your eyes when speaking to an elder.

Dining etiquette for dining from a communal bowl. Dining is done around a communal dish or bowl. Diners are separated into groups around different bowls. Older men share one bowl, women share another, and children yet another.

Dining etiquette for eating with your hands. Eat with your right hand and take food only from your side of the bowl.

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