Malawi: History


  1. 1480

    The Maravi Confederacy is founded by the Bantu tribe in the current state of Malawi.

  2. 17th Century

    Portuguese explorers make contact with the state.

  3. 1891

    Great Britain establishes the Nyasaland District Protectorate.

  4. 1953

    Britain combines Nyasaland with the Federation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia.

  5. 1963

    Nyasaland is granted self-government.

  6. 1964

    Nyasaland declares independence within the Commonwealth and is renamed Malawi.

  7. 1966

    Malawi adopts a new constitution and becomes a one-party state.

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