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A country of southeast Africa. Center of the widespread Malawi kingdom from the 1400s to the late 1700s, the region became a British protectorate in 1891 and was known as Nyasaland from 1907 until 1964. It joined Northern and Southern Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe) in a federation from 1953 to 1963 and became independent as Malawi in 1964. Lilongwe is the capital and Blantyre the largest city.
Ma·la′wi·an adj. & n.
1. (Placename) of or relating to Malawi or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Malawi or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Malawi
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|Noun||1.||Malawian - a native or inhabitant of Malawi|
Malawi, Nyasaland, Republic of Malawi - a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
African - a native or inhabitant of Africa
|Adj.||1.||Malawian - relating to or characteristic of Malawi or its people or culture; "Malawian hills"; "Malawian soldiers"|