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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A country of southeast Africa. Center of the widespread Malawi kingdom from the 15th to the late 18th century, 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. Population: 13,600,000.
  • LakeMalawi See Lake Nyasa.

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  • proper n. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Malawi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964

Etymologies

Said to be from Chichewa malawi, flames, after the appearance of the sunrise over Lake Malawi; also possibly from Maravi, the name of an early Malawi tribe, or from an old name for a lake. Chosen by Hastings Banda in 1964. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Officials in Malawi say they have arrested two men for celebrating their engagement to each other in the conservative southern African country ....

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  • HEPHIZIZAH, CALLER WHO SAYS SHE IS FROM MALAWI: I am from Malawi, and I believe Madonna has every right to adopt a child from whatever country she believes is worthy of her love.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2009

  • October 27th, 2009 more images* MADONNA PLANTS TREE TO LAUNCH MALAWI SCHOOL PROJECT MADONNA marked the launch of her girls 'school in Malawi by planting a sapling and vowing to provide impoverished locals with the same education opportunities she had growing up.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • MALAWI PROJECT: Pupils at Strathaven Academy were inspired to take action after reading a book about a family from Malawi whose lives were torn apart by AIDS.

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  • MALAWI: President called to explain Taiwan donor aid MALAWI: President called to explain Taiwan donor aid Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has been challenged to explain on claims that he pocketed US$ 40 million which he received from Taiwan government in 2005.

    News

  • LILONGWE, MALAWI - APRIL 03: Children gather as Madonna visits the village of Mugulula on April 3, 2009 on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi.

    Charlotte Observer: * Home Page

  • LILONGWE, MALAWI - APRIL 03: Madonna visits the village of Mugulula on April 3, 2009 on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi.

    Charlotte Observer: * Home Page

  • The singer has teamed up with Reba McEntire, Mary J. October 27th, 2009 more images* MADONNA PLANTS TREE TO LAUNCH MALAWI SCHOOL PROJ.CT MADONNA marked the launch of her girls 'school in Malawi by planting a sapling and vowing to provide impoverished locals with the same education opportunities she had growing up.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • Lennon's London flat was raided in 1968 by officer D.S. October 27th, 2009 more images* MADONNA PLANTS.TREE TO LAUNCH MALAWI S.HOOL PROJECT MADONNA marked the launch of her girls 'school in Malawi by planting a sapling and vowing to provide impoverished locals with the same education opportunities she had growing up.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • The plight of the health industry in Malawi is making one blogger skeptical of the entire image Malawi is building about its economic gains in the last few years.

    Global Voices in English » Malawi: The good, the bad and the hopeful in health care

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