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 (nī-ăs′ə-lănd′, nyä′sä-)
See Malawi.


(nɪˈæsəˌlænd; naɪˈæsə-)
(Placename) the former name (until 1964) of Malawi


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nyasaland - a landlocked republic in southern central AfricaNyasaland - a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964
Blantyre - city in southern Malawi; largest city and commercial center of Malawi
capital of Malawi, Lilongwe - the capital of Malawi; located in south central Malawi
Zomba - a city in southern Malawi; was the capital until 1971
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Lake Malawi, Lake Nyasa - a long lake in southeastern Africa between Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi
Cewa, Chewa, Chichewa - a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
Malawian - a native or inhabitant of Malawi


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1901 - Britain and Germany agree on boundary between German East Africa and Nyasaland.
It could have been from my father telling us about his travels to Nyasaland during the First World War or his role as a Chaplain-cum-soldier in India and Burma during the Second World War.
Linden (1974) Catholics, Peasants and Chewa Resistance in Nyasaland 1989-1939.
They came from countries as far afield as Nigeria, the Gambia, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), South Africa, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Nyasaland (now Malawi), Kenya and the Gold Coast which is now Ghana.
Both have been unable to attend our convention, for both are now, in the language of the colonialists, "detained" in some concentration camps because they dared to demand the right of self determination for the indigenous African people of Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia.
19) To secure their power, whites in Zambia joined with those in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (Malawi) and formed the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
In this new study, the author examines the multiracial communities of Anglo-Africans, Eurafricans, and Euro-Africans of Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia, and Southern Rhodesia during colonial rule.
Lee draws upon interviews with survivors, and archival records including newspapers, government reports and documents, as well as materials from multiracial groups such as the Euro-African Patriotic Society in Rhodesia, the Anglo-African Association of Nyasaland, and the Coloured Community Service League--just to name a few.
I believe that he was contracted with the British authorities over the Rhodesian and Nyasaland confederacy to manage problem elephants in the native territories.
After the war, Frank Wild went to South Africa and started farming in British Nyasaland (Malawi) with two of his former Antarctic colleagues, Francis Bickerton and James McCoy.
The country Rhodesia and Nyasaland was administrated by the British Crown and subsequently named after Cecil Rhodes in recognition of his achievement in bringing order and relative stability in an area where tribal violence and disorder was endemic.
In the early 1960s, after training with the Peace Corps, Theroux moved to Malawi --initially still known as the British-ruled Nyasaland Protectorate.