Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Lake
  • 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.

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

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

Etymologies

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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.

Examples

  • 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

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

    Annabelle Gurwitch: The Year End Round-Up in Marriage

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

    Nathaniel Frank: Gay Rights and the Natural Law Farce

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

    Peggy Drexler: Gay Marriage's Big Problem

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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