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Keita (surname)

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Keita is a surname. The Malian family name is normally written Keïta, sometimes Kéita. Kéïta is a hypercorrection. In reference to non-modern figures, or in anglophone countries such as Gambia and Liberia the tréma ( ¨ ) or acute accent ( ´ ) is not used. Notable people with the surname include:

Politics

  • Aoua Kéita (1912–80), Malian independence activist and writer
  • Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (born 1945), Malian politician
  • Karim Keïta, Malian politician, son of the above
  • Modibo Keïta (1915–1977), first President of Mali
  • Modibo Keita (born 1953) (born 1953), Malian politician and former Prime Minister
  • Sundiata Keita (c. 1217 - c. 1255), founder of the Mali Empire
  • Entertainment

  • Balla Moussa Keïta (1934–2001), Malian actor and comedian
  • Mamady Keïta (born 1950), Guinean master drummer
  • Mamani Keïta, Malian singer
  • Salif Keita (born 1949), Malian singer-songwriter
  • Seckou Keita (born 1978), Senegalese musician
  • Seydou Keïta (photographer) (1921–2001), Malian self-taught portrait photographer
  • Sport

  • Abdoulaye Keita (Guinean footballer), Guinean footballer and coach
  • Abdoulaye Khouma Keita (born 1975), Senegalese footballer
  • Abdul Kader Keïta (born 1981), Ivorian footballer
  • Alhassane Keita (born 1983), Guinean footballer
  • Alphousseyni Keita (born 1986), Malian footballer
  • Brima Keita, Sierra Leonean football manager
  • Daba Modibo Keïta (born 1981), Malian Olympic taekwondo athlete
  • Fadel Keïta (born 1977), Ivorian footballer
  • Fantamady Keita, Malian footballer
  • Ibrahima Keita (born 1985), Ivorian footballer
  • Idrissa Keita (born 1977), Ivorian footballer
  • Ismaël Keïta (born 1990), Malian footballer
  • Karounga Keita (footballer) (born 1941), Malian footballer, coach and official
  • Ladji Keita, (born 1984), Senegalese footballer
  • Mohamed Keita (born 1980), Guinean footballer
  • Muhamed Keita (born 1990), Norwegian footballer
  • Naman Keïta (born 1978), French Olympic track and field athlete
  • Nantenin Keita (born 1984), French Paralympic athlete
  • Salif Keita (footballer) (born 1946), former Malian footballer
  • Salif Keita (Senegalese footballer) (born 1975), Senegalese footballer
  • Sega Keita (born 1992), Senegalese footballer
  • Sekou Keita (born 1984), Liberian former footballer
  • Seydou Keita (footballer) (born 1980), Malian footballer
  • Sidi Yaya Keita (born 1985), Malian footballer
  • Souleymane Keïta (born 1986), Malian footballer
  • Souleymane Keita (Senegalese footballer) (born 1987), Senegalese footballer
  • References

    Keita (surname) Wikipedia


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