Etymology
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Malawi

East African nation, independent under that name since 1964, from the name of an indigenous people. From 1907 to 1964 it was known as Nyasaland, from Lake Nyasa (now Lake Malawi), from the Swahili word for "lake."

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Definitions of Malawi

Malawi (n.)
a landlocked republic in southern central Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1964;
Synonyms: Republic of Malawi / Nyasaland
From wordnet.princeton.edu