The Republic of Guinea, sometimes called Guinea-Conakry, is a country in northwest Africa. The Baga Nalou and populate the region in the eighth century. The ninth century to the eleventh century, the kingdom Mandingo vassal of the Empire of Ghana, Senegal stands above the top of Niger. They will be joined by original Jalonké mended. In the thirteenth century, the legendary Sundjata Keita formed a vast empire with its capital Niani (now Guinean village). The Empire of Mali declined in the fifteenth century. Meanwhile, and until the eighteenth century, the Fulani bring Islam to the region.