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Malawi(Encyclopedia)Malawi mlä´w [key], officially Republic of Malawi, republic (2015 est. pop. 17,574,000), 45,200 sq mi (117,068 sq km), E central Africa. It borders on Zambia in the west, on Tanzania in the nort...
Malawi, Lake(Encyclopedia)Malawi, Lake, E central Africa: see Nyasa, Lake.
Nyasaland(Encyclopedia)Nyasaland: see Malawi.
Zomba(Encyclopedia)Zomba zm´b [key], town (1994 est. pop. 62,700), S Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. Until 1973 it was the national capital. European planters founded the town c.1880. It is the commercial center fo...
Lilongwe(Encyclopedia)Lilongwe llông´gw [key], city (1994 est. pop. 395,500), S central Malawi, in a fertile agricultural area. The capital of Malawi since 1975, it is an administrative and commercial center. The cit...
Nyasa, Lake(Encyclopedia)Nyasa, Lake ns´ [key], or Lake Malawimlä´w [key], Port. Niassa, c.11,600 sq mi (30,040 sq km), c.360 mi (580 km) long and from 15 to 50 mi (24–80 km) wide, E central Africa, in the Grea...
Blantyre(Encyclopedia)Blantyre blnt´r [key], city (1994 est. pop. 446,800), S Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. It is the chief commercial and industrial center of Malawi with cement, food and tobacco processing, and ...
Banda, Hastings Kamuzu(Encyclopedia)Banda, Hastings Kamuzu kämoo´zoo bän´d [key], 1902?–97, African political leader, president of Malawi (1966–94). A son of peasants, he received a medical degree in the United States and ...
Banda, Joyce Hilda(Encyclopedia)Banda, Joyce Hilda, 1950–, Malawian political leader, b. Nyasaland (now Malawi). First elected to parliament in 1999 as a member of the United Democratic Front, she was named minister for gender and...
Nampula(Encyclopedia)Nampula nmpoo´l [key], city (1997 pop. 303,346), NE Mozambique. It is an agricultural trade center, located on the railroad connecting the seaports of Lumbo and Nacala with Malawi. Cement is ma...
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