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Malawi is a small, landlocked republic located in southeastern Africa, bounded by Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zambia. Its diverse geography includes semiarid savannas in the central region, mountains in the north, and the third largest African freshwater body, Lake Malawi. The country has two urban centers in Lilongwe, the capital, and Blantyre; however, the population remains mostly rural and survives on subsistence farming and wage labor. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world with more than 50% of its population living below the poverty line. Christians make up the overwhelming majority among the Tumbuka and Chewa peoples of the central and northern regions, whereas Muslims are the majority among the Yao people of the southern region.

Malawi was settled by groups of Bantu people ...

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