- 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).
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Workers came from all over Africa, including Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia.Turkey's Tragedy and History's Worst Mining Accidents
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My family later moved to Nyasaland, now Malawi, and we lived there until I was seven.Richard Dawkins: How I Write
November 27, 2013
We are now at 4.6, going on 4.7 million; Malawi is 15 million.Mary Robinson: Climate Change’s Gender Gap
March 8, 2013
Over the past year, we have seen peaceful transitions of power in Malawi and Senegal, and a new President in Somalia.Full Text of Obama's Speech to the UN -- Update: Video Added
September 25, 2012
The Foundation now has a presence in Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe too.
There is no word for happiness in the Malawi tongue and this disturbs him.The Land of Look Behind
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- 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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