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People of Malawi - Earth Cultures

People of Malawi - Earth Cultures | Malawi | Scoop.it
Meet the World’s most fascinating cultures in their iconic homelands and let them show you round in unique travel experiences.
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There have been people living in Malawi for thousands of years. The first Europeans to arrive were the Portuguese in the 16th century.

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British Empire: The Map Room: Africa: Nyasaland

British Empire: The Map Room: Africa: Nyasaland | Malawi | Scoop.it
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In 1891 the land became a British protectorate. It was called Nyasaland. Malawi became independent in 1964.

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Friends of Malawi: Learn About Malawi: About Malawian Culture

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Each of these groups have their own language. However the Chewa are the main group and their language, Chichewa, is spoken throughout Malawi. English is also spoken throughout Malawi, especially in the cities and towns.

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Malawi Queens hint at netball’s African future

Malawi Queens hint at netball’s African future | Malawi | Scoop.it
Luke Williams: Netball is providing great opportunities for African women, but maladministration and a lack of funds continue to hold them back
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Popular sports in Malawi are football and netball.

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Malawi Cultures | Travel Guide | Tourist Information

Malawi Cultures | Travel Guide | Tourist Information | Malawi | Scoop.it
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Malawians are friendly polite people and welcome visitors to their country. Visitors often hear the phrases: Takulandirani or Mwalandilidwa (Welcome) and Muli bwanji? (How are you?)

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Top Universities in Malawi | 2014 Reviews & Rankings

Top Universities in Malawi | 2014 Reviews & Rankings | Malawi | Scoop.it
Top Colleges and Universities in Malawi by the 2014 4icu.org University Web Ranking.
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Students attend secondary school for four years. They must do two exams: Junior School Certificate at the end of second year and Malawi School Certificate at the end of fourth year. In fourth year, students can be selected to attend a college or university. There are two universities, the University of Malawi and the University of Mzuzu. 

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Climate & Agriculture

Climate & Agriculture | Malawi | Scoop.it
Malawi enjoys a sub-tropical climate with three seasons and the country's agriculture generally depends on the rainy season.
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Almost 90% of Malawians live in country areas. Farming is the main job in Malawi but less than half the land is suitable for crops. The rest is grazing land for animals, mountains or forests. Most farmers have less than two hectares to farm. The main crop is maize, with tobacco, tea and sugar grown for export.

Most people in country areas are very poor. With not enough rain and with high prices for transporting harvested crops, many people can't earn enough to make full advantage of their land.

Groups from other countries are currently trying to help Malawian farmers by introducing them to new ways of farming and new crops. They are also helping to set up fish farming in Malawi.

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Norwich - Dedza Partnership : Home

Norwich - Dedza Partnership : Home | Malawi | Scoop.it
The Norwich-Dedza Partnership is a charity that develops and supports practical links between Norwich, UK and Dedza District in central Malawi.
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Norwich is partnered with Dedza and my teacher, Miss Lewis, is visiting Dedza. It's interesting to compare life here in Norwich with life in Malawi and Dedza.

School sounds quite different in Malawi. It would be fun to have lessons outdoors most of the time but it would be impossible here because of the weather. Sometimes we would get rained on.

In England children start school at the age of 4. Classes are much smaller, there are usually 30-35 children in a class.

In Norwich, football and netball are popular sports, as in Malawi. However, in Norwich other sports (basketball, tennis and cycling) are also fairly popular.

Because of the different climate, in Norwich we grow fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, apples, blackberries and vegetables such as courgettes, potatoes, carrots and rhubarb. We haven’t got enough sunshine to grow tropical fruits.

Malawians produce maize as their main crop as well as tobacco, tea and sugar to trade with other countries. In Norfolk farmers grow various crops such as sugar beet, potatoes, beans, peas and cereals such as wheat and barley.

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malawi - Google Search

malawi - Google Search | Malawi | Scoop.it
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Malawi (Republic of Malawi) is a country in south-east Africa. It has borders with the countries of Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe. The languages of Malawi are English and Chichewa. Its total size is about 118480 km2 and there are about 100 people per km2. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world.

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BBC - History - Historic Figures: David Livingstone (1813 - 1873)

BBC - History - Historic Figures: David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) | Malawi | Scoop.it
Discover facts about the Victorian missionary Dr David Livingstone who explored Africa. Find out why he was a national hero.
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It was David Livingstone who arrived in 1859 and had the first significant contact. Churches and missions were soon established in the area with the hope of ending the slave trade. 

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The population of tribes in Malawi are as follows:

The population of tribes in Malawi are as follows: | Malawi | Scoop.it
1. The Chewa - 5.2 million people 2. The Lomwe - 2.8 million people 3. The Yao - 2.2 million people 4. The NGONIS - 1.8 million people 5. Tumbuka - 1.4 million people 6. Nyanja - 0.9 million people...
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There are several groups of African people in Malawi. The main tribes are:
*the Chewa, mostly in the central and southern areas; 
*the Yao, also in the south; and 
*the Tumbuka in the north.

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Hastings Kamuzu Banda Quotes -- A selection of quotes by Hastings Kamuzu Banda

A selection of quotes by Hastings Kamuzu Banda, first president of Malawi.
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The country was ruled for 30 years by President Hasting Kamuzu Banda.

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Malawi Religions - Demographics

Facts and statistics about the Religions of Malawi. Updated as of 2013.
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Most Malawians are Christian. There are Muslims in the north, especially near Lake Malawi. However, many Malawians also keep to traditional religious beliefs as well.

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Education in Malawi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Education in Malawi

The long years of colonial oppression and oppression by the Banda regime have ended their negative influence over the educational system. Education no longer stresses academic preparation leading to access to secondary school and universities, rather the stress is now on agriculture and practical training since few students go on to high school or university and most begin work immediately after primary school.

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In 1994, it was made free to go to primary school. This has led to most Malawian children attending school. Classes are often held outdoors, sometimes with one teacher and up to 100 students in a class. Children start school when they are six. They stay at primary school for eight years, at the end of which time they do an exam, which they must pass in order to go to a government secondary school. Outside school, children play sports and other games.

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Malawian kids making toys out of junk – Boing Boing Gadgets

Malawian kids making toys out of junk – Boing Boing Gadgets | Malawi | Scoop.it
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As well as improvising toys out of junk, little girls play with dolls or toys made out of clay, while little boys play with toys made from wood or clay.

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Nutrition country profiles: Malawi summary

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Maize, or corn, is the basis of the Malawian diet.

A flour, called nsima, is made from the corn. Nsima is eaten with fish, chicken or other meat, but most often with locally grown fresh vegetables.

Long grain rice and dishes made with cassava flour are also eaten.

 Tropical fruits such as mango, banana, avocado and passionfruit are grown and eaten in Malawi. Locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables are available in markets in Malawi.

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