[ li-lawng-wey ]
/ lɪˈlɔŋ weɪ /
a city in and the capital of Malawi, in the SW part.
Definition for lilongwe (2 of 2)
[ muh-lah-wee ]
/ məˈlɑ wi /
Formerly Nyasaland. a republic in SE Africa, on the W and S shores of Lake Malawi: formerly a British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence July 6, 1964; a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 49,177 sq. mi. (127,368 sq. km). Capital: Lilongwe.
Lake. Formerly Nyasa. a lake in SE Africa, between Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. About 11,000 sq. mi. (28,500 sq. km).
OTHER WORDS FROM MalawiMa·la·wi·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lilongwe (1 of 2)
/ (lɪˈlɒŋwɪ) /
the capital of Malawi, in the central part west of Lake Malawi. Pop: 655 000 (2005 est)
British Dictionary definitions for lilongwe (2 of 2)
/ (məˈlɑːwɪ) /
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
Lake Malawi the Malawi name for (Lake) Nyasa
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Cultural definitions for lilongwe
[ (muh-lah-wee) ]
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