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Malawi

[muh-lah-wee] /məˈlɑ wi/
noun
1.
Formerly Nyasaland. a republic in SE Africa, on the W and S shores of Lake Malawi: formerly a British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence July 6, 1964; a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 49,177 sq. mi. (127,368 sq. km).
Capital: Lilongwe.
2.
Lake. Formerly Nyasa. a lake in SE Africa, between Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. About 11,000 sq. mi. (28,500 sq. km).
Related forms
Malawian, adjective, noun
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Malawian

/məˈlɑːwɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Malawi or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Malawi

Malawi

/məˈlɑːwɪ/
noun
1.
a republic in E central Africa: established as a British protectorate in 1891; became independent in 1964 and a republic, within the Commonwealth, in 1966; lies along the Great Rift Valley, with Lake Nyasa (Malawi) along the E border, the Nyika Plateau in the northwest, and the Shire (or Shiré) Highlands in the southeast. Official language: Chichewa; English and various other Bantu languages are also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority, Muslim, and animist minorities. Currency: kwacha. Capital: Lilongwe. Pop: 16 777 547 (2013 est). Area: 118 484 sq km (45 747 sq miles) Former name Nyasaland
2.
Lake Malawi, the Malawi name for (Lake) Nyasa
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Malawi [(muh-lah-wee)]

Republic in southeast Africa, bordered by Tanzania to the north, Mozambique to the east and south, and Zambia to the west. It became independent in 1964.

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