Malawi

geographical name

Ma·​la·​wi mə-ˈlä-wē How to pronounce Malawi (audio)
variants or formerly Nyasaland
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
Malawian adjective or noun

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“Malawi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malawi. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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