Definition of Malawi

1. Noun. A landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.

Exact synonyms: Nyasaland, Republic Of Malawi
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Blantyre, Capital Of Malawi, Lilongwe, Zomba, Lake Malawi, Lake Nyasa
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Cewa, Chewa, Chichewa, Malawian
Derivative terms: Malawian

Definition of Malawi

1. Proper noun. Country in Southern Africa. Official name: Republic of Malawi. ¹

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Medical Definition of Malawi

1. A republic in southern africa east of zambia. Its capital is lilongwe. It was formerly called nyasaland. This region was visited by livingstone in 1859. It became a british protectorate in 1891, part of the federation of rhodesia and nyasaland in 1953, and independent in 1964. It takes its name from the malavi people whose name means flames, possibly referring to the reflection of the rising sun on lake malawi. Its former name nyasaland is from the malawi word for lake. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malawi

malate-aspartate shuttle
malate-condensing enzyme
malate ATP lyase
malate carboxy-lyase
malate dehydrogenase
malate oxidase
malate permease
malate synthase
malathion poisoning

Literary usage of Malawi

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1. Still Killing: Landmines in Southern Africa by Alex Vines, Arms Project (Human Rights Watch) (1997)
"Malawi Malawi became independent on July 6, 1964. Two years later Malawi officially became a one party state with President Hastings Banda as president. ..."

2. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"LAKE Malawi NATIONAL PARK Notable is 34-square-mile (87-km2) Lake Malawi National Park and World Heritage Site, with million-year-old Lake Malawi and its ..."

3. Landmine Monitor Report 1999: Toward a Mine-free World by International Campaign to Ban Land Mines (1999)
"Malawi Mine Ban Policy Malawi did not actively participate in ... In April 1997, the Malawi Campaign to Ban Landmines (MCBL) was formed by NGOs which had ..."

4. Environmental Education, Ethics and Action in Southern Africa by Human Sciences Research Council, Johan Hattingh, Heila Lotz-sisitka, EEASA., EEASA (2002)
"•H Decentralising Environmental Management in Malawi: The Challenge of Capacity-building Introduction Martin Mkandawire, Malawi Since the late 1980s many ..."

5. Abdication of Responsibility: The Commonwealth and Human Rights by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch (Organization (1991)
"RESTRICTIONS ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION Malawi is a dejure one-party state, precluding the right to free association. ..."

6. African Economic Outlookby African Development Bank, African Development Bank Group by African Development Bank, African Development Bank Group (2006)
"The private sector in Malawi is small, with a shrinking manufacturing ... Malawi does not offer a favourable environment for private-sector development. ..."

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