Malawi

geographical name
Ma·​la·​wi | \ mə-ˈlä-wē How to pronounce Malawi (audio) \
variants: or formerly Nyasaland \ nī-​ˈa-​sə-​ˌland How to pronounce Malawi (audio) , nē-​ \

Definition of Malawi

country in southeastern Africa bordering on Lake Malawi, but otherwise landlocked; formerly a British protectorate; an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1964; a republic since 1966; capital Lilongwe area 45,747 square miles (118,484 square kilometers), population 19,843,000

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Malawian \ mə-​ˈlä-​wē-​ən How to pronounce Malawi (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Malawi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malawi. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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