[muh-lah-wee] /məˈlɑ wi/
Formerly Nyasaland. a republic in SE Africa, on the W and S shores of Lake Malawi: formerly a British protectorate and part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland; gained independence July 6, 1964; a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 49,177 sq. mi. (127,368 sq. km).
Lake. Formerly Nyasa. a lake in SE Africa, between Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique. About 11,000 sq. mi. (28,500 sq. km).
of or relating to Malawi or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Malawi
a republic in E central Africa: established as a British protectorate in 1891; became independent in 1964 and a republic, within the Commonwealth, in 1966; lies along the Great Rift Valley, with Lake Nyasa (Malawi) along the E border, the Nyika Plateau in the northwest, and the Shire (or Shiré) Highlands in the southeast. Official language: Chichewa; English and various other Bantu languages are also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority, Muslim, and animist minorities. Currency: kwacha. Capital: Lilongwe. Pop: 16 777 547 (2013 est). Area: 118 484 sq km (45 747 sq miles) Former name Nyasaland
Lake Malawi, the Malawi name for (Lake) Nyasa
Republic in southeast Africa, bordered by Tanzania to the north, Mozambique to the east and south, and Zambia to the west. It became independent in 1964.
n. “softening,” 1650s, from Late Latin malaxationem (nominative malaxatio), noun of action from past participle stem of malaxare “to soften, mollify,” from Greek malassein “to make soft,” related to malakos “soft” (see mallet). malaxation mal·ax·a·tion (māl’ək-sā’shən) n.
[mey-ley, muh-ley] /ˈmeɪ leɪ, məˈleɪ/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a racially intermixed people who are the dominant population of the and adjacent islands. 2. of or relating to the language or culture of these people. noun 3. a member of the Malay people. 4. an Austronesian language of Malaysia and Singapore, […]
[muh-ley-uh] /məˈleɪ ə/ noun 1. . 2. Federation of. Formerly Malay States, Malayan Union. a former federation of 11 states in the S : a British protectorate 1948–57; now forms part of Malaysia. 50,690 sq. mi. (131,287 sq. km). Capital: Kuala Lumpur. Compare (def 1). /məˈleɪə/ noun 1. States of the Federation of Malaya, part […]
[mal-uh-yah-luh m] /ˌmæl əˈyɑ ləm/ noun 1. a Dravidian language spoken in extreme southwestern India. /ˌmælɪˈɑːləm/ noun 1. a language of SW India, belonging to the Dravidian family and closely related to Tamil: the state language of Kerala 1837, Dravidian language of Malabar, from Dravidian Malayali, from mala “mountain” + al “possess.”