Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


The capital of Malawi, in the south-central part of the country, founded in the 1940s as an agricultural market town.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Placename) the capital of Malawi, in the central part west of Lake Malawi. Pop: 655 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(lɪˈlɔŋ weɪ)

the capital of Malawi, in the SW part. 186,800.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lilongwe - the capital of Malawi; located in south central Malawi
Malawi, Nyasaland, Republic of Malawi - a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
'SAA's customers will therefore travel between Johannesburg and Lilongwe on SAA operated aircraft and further travel between Lilongwe and Blantyre on Ethiopian Airlines, for the period 31 August 2019 until 31 October 2019.
Starlets, who have been in camp for two weeks in Nairobi, left the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport early yesterday morning for Lilongwe. Prior to their departure Starlets had managed a morale-boosting 3-2 friendly win over Ethiopia last weekend and it is now all set for the first leg set to be played on Wednesday.
Blantyre: Police and demonstrators battled in Malawi's capital Lilongwe on Tuesday before troops intervened to restore calm, in the latest protests against the outcome of presidential elections, witnesses said.
But the court in Lilongwe, which did not allow press access, said the case could continue and set June 26 as the date for a full hearing.
In 2016, about 3,000 Christians marched through Blantyre and Lilongwe, carrying signs saying "Homosexuality is abomination".
Summary: Lilongwe [Malawi], Nov 5 (ANI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the Indian diaspora enjoys a reputation of being a peace-loving community.
US first lady Melania Trump visits Chipala Primary School in Lilongwe yesterday.
WASHINGTON: In Malawi's capital city, Lilongwe, half a million residents are set to benefit from improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a $100 million project financed by the World Bank.
In the central region of Lilongwe and northern region of Mzuzu, the dairy sector was structurally very similar.
The stampede occurred in the capital Lilongwe as fans pushed to enter the Chinese-built, 40,000-seater Bingu National Stadium to see a friendly match between Nyasa Big Bullets and Silver Strikers.
Washington, DC, January 06, 2016 --( The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, the only globally recognized organization providing standards to identify legitimate animal sanctuaries and wildlife rescue centers, has awarded accredited status to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, located in Malawi, as of December 21, 2015.