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 (nī-ăs′ə, nyä′sä), Lake also Lake Malawi
A lake of southeast-central Africa between Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi.
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(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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(məˈlɑ wi)

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).
3. Maravi.
Ma•la′wi•an, adj., n.
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While his troops assembled at Massassi, he went on a detailed reconnaisance from the port of Lindi up to the shores of Lake Nyasa. Still worried about the provision of food and supplies for his men, he experimented with making bread without wheat flour, and he taught himself, and then instructed others, on how to make boots from antelope hide and from captured saddles.
In the early stages, leaders of Congress reverted to the argument that as Nyasaland was a protectorate, it was the responsibility of the King as `our Guardian' to protect Nyasas `from enemies within and enemies without; ...
She added that all three TPA ports on Lake Nyasa would be redeveloped by 2010, while the ports of Mwanza, Bukoba, Kemondo Bay, Musoma, and Nansio, which are located on Lake Victoria, plus Kasanga and Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika, would be rehabilitated in due course.
From the early 1920s, transformations in the `traditional' fishing industry began to take place at the southern end of the lake.(7) An official report published in 1920 observed that: `the natives, using grass or reed traps or nets along the shore, or lines from canoes in deeper water, take large quantities of fish from Lake Nyasa', and those along Lake Chilwa `catch fish and sell it in the Zomba and Blantyre markets'.(8) Two years later, `there was a large fishing industry at the south end of the lake' catering for markets in Zomba and Blantyre.(9) Lack of documentation of fishing makes it difficult to know the exact numbers of people involved in fishing and fish trading at this time.
But beyond the myth there were real achievements, such as his discovery of the Victoria Falls and Lake Nyasa. He also, from 1852-56, made the 5,000-mile crossing of Africa from west to east, which first made his name.
K'Ogalo saw off Malawi side Nyasa Big Bullets in the preliminary round.Losers in this round will drop to the Caf Confederation Cup, where the 16 first round winners of this second tier competition await.
Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have unveiled eight new players ahead of their first continental fixture against Malawi's Nyasa Big Bullets tomorrow.
According to the Nyasa Times, the Malawian workers would remain in South Korea for a period of four years, with the option of extending their terms of employment.
Water forms 50% of the country's borders, which include some of the deepest lakes in Africa--Lake Tanganyika, Lake Nyasa and the largest Lake Victoria.
Until last year, Itungi, Liuli, Manda and Mbaba Bay on Lake Nyasa; Lake Tanganyika's Kasanga and Kigoma; and the Lake Victoria ports of Bukoba, Kemondo, Mwanza, Musoma and Nansio were managed by Marine Services Company Ltd (MSCL).