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Ny·as·a(nī-ăs′ə, nyä′sä), Lake also Lake Malawi
A lake of southeast-central Africa between Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi.
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Nyasa(nɪˈæsə; naɪˈæsə) or
(Placename) Lake Nyasa a lake in central Africa at the S end of the Great Rift Valley: the third largest lake in Africa, drained by the Shire River into the Zambezi. Area: about 28 500 sq km (11 000 sq miles). Malawi name: (Lake) Malawi
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n., pl. -wis, (esp. collectively) -wi.
1. Formerly, Nyasaland. a republic in SE Africa, on Lake Malawi: formerly a British protectorate; became an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1964; a republic since 1966. 10,000,416; 45,747 sq. mi. (118,484 sq. km).Cap.: Lilongwe.
2. Lake. Formerly, Nyasa. a lake in SE Africa, between Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. 11,000 sq. mi. (28,500 sq. km).
Ma•la′wi•an, adj., n.
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