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Malawi

Ma·la·wi

 (mə-lä′wē)
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.

Malawi

(məˈlɑːwɪ)
n
1. (Placename) a republic in E central Africa: established as a British protectorate in 1891; became independent in 1964 and a republic, within the Commonwealth, in 1966; lies along the Great Rift Valley, with Lake Nyasa (Malawi) along the E border, the Nyika Plateau in the northwest, and the Shire (or Shiré) Highlands in the southeast. Official language: Chichewa; English and various other Bantu languages are also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority, Muslim, and animist minorities. Currency: kwacha. Capital: Lilongwe. Pop: 16 777 547 (2013 est). Area: 118 484 sq km (45 747 sq miles). Former name: Nyasaland
2. (Placename) Lake Malawi the Malawi name for (Lake) Nyasa

Ma•la•wi

(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.Malawi - a landlocked republic in southern central AfricaMalawi - 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
Translations
Malawi
Malawi
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Malavi
Malawi
マラウィマラウイ
말라위
Malawi
Malawi
ประเทศมาลาวี
nước Malawi

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[məˈlɑːwɪ] nil Malawi

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مَلَاوِي Malawi Malawi Malawi Μαλάουι Malaui Malawi Malawi Malavi Malawi マラウィ 말라위 Malawi Malawi Malawi Maláui, Malávi Малави Malawi ประเทศมาลาวี Malavi nước Malawi 马拉维
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180), if we consider the Belgian Congo, French West and Central Africa, the two British Rhodesias, the Gold Coast, Nyassaland and white independent South Africa.
4 (1962), 346-358; "Abolitionism and African Political Thought," Transition (1964), 22-26; and Shepperson and Thomas Price, Independent Africa: John Chilembwe and the Origins, Setting and Significance of the Nyassaland Rising of 1915 (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 1958).
'It seems to be a settled opinion in England and Scotland', he writes in an article for the Scottish Geographical Magazine, 'that their travellers discovered, visited, explored, what they all style "Nyassaland" before the Portuguese did, and that therefore Great Britain has a superior right over Portugal to political sway in these territories', ending with the claim that 'all the rights which result from priority of discovery, priority of exploration and priority of trade, belong, in "Nyassaland", to Portugal'.