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British Colonization (1889-1964)[edit | edit source]

The area known as present-day Malawi was formerly named Nyasaland by the British. Part of Nyasaland, the Shire Islands, was made a British Protectorate in 1889. In 1891, that Protectorate was extended to include all of Malawi. Malawi gained it's independence from Britain in 1964.[1]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Malawi," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi#History, accessed 11 July 2019.