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or Nyas·sa

[nyah-sah, nahy-as-uh]
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  1. former name of Malawi(def 2).
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Historical Examples

  • Of the streams entering Nyasa the Songwe has been mentioned.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7


  • Wiedhafen is on the east side of Nyasa at the mouth of the Ruhuhu, and is the terminus of the caravan route from Kilwa.

British Dictionary definitions for nyasa



  1. 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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