Malawi

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geographical name Ma·la·wi \mə-ˈlä-wē\

Definition of Malawi

  1. country SE Africa bordering on Lake Malawi; formerly a British protectorate; independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations since 1964; a republic since 1966 ∗ Lilongwe area 45,747 square miles (118,485 square kilometers), pop 13,100,000

Malawian

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Variants of malawi

or formerly

Nyasaland

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MALAWI Defined for English Language Learners

Malawi

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geographical name Ma·la·wi \mə-ˈlä-wē\

Definition of Malawi for English Language Learners

  • : country in Africa


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