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Malawi, formerly Nyasaland, lies at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, bordering Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north, and Mozambique to the east and south. The population comprises predominantly Mang'anja and Yao in the south, Chewa in the center, and Tambuka and Ngoni in the north. There are also several ethno-linguistic minorities, including European and Indian immigrants. Traditional religions are marked by a complex of territorial cults, rain shrines, rites of pa…

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Ross, Kenneth, “Malawi”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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