Definition of Malawi in US English:


proper noun

  • A landlocked country in southern central Africa, in the Great Rift Valley, on the western shore of Lake Nyasa; population 17,200,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Lilongwe; official languages, English and Nyanja.

    Malawi was a British protectorate called Nyasaland from 1891 and was a part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1891 until 1963. It became an independent Commonwealth state under Hastings Banda in 1964 and a republic in 1966