Ségou or Segu (both: sāgōō´), town (1993 est. pop. 85,000), SW Mali, a port on the Niger River. It is the administrative and commercial center for an area where cotton, rice, millet, and peanuts are grown and cattle are raised. Cotton textiles are made in Ségou. In the late 17th cent. Ségou developed as the capital of a Bambara kingdom that reached its peak in the 18th cent. In 1861 the town was captured by al-Hajj Umar, a militant Muslim reformer. Umar (d.1864) and his son and successor Ahmadu, who ruled to 1890, made Ségou their capital. In 1890 the town was occupied by the French. It is the headquarters of a large-scale agricultural development project on the Niger River that was begun in 1932 by the French.
"Ségou." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 22, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/segou
"Ségou." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved November 22, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/segou
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.