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Malawi
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1. General Situation

The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country of East Africa, bordered on the east, south, and southwest by Mozambique, by Zambia on the west, and by Tanzania on the north. It stretches 900 km. (560 mi.) along Lake Malawi (or Lake Nyasa), most of which is part of Malawi territory.

Bantu tribes migrated into the area in the 16th century, with Arab slavers appearing in the 19th century ( Slavery). In 1891 the area became the British protectorate of Nyasaland (Colonialism), which ach…

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Amanze, James N., “Malawi”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 18 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M34>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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