People Of Malawi

BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope. 

In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.

At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders. 

  • Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly Malawian
  • Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
  • Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists
  • Learn the language-Basic language exposure. Say something in Chewa, Nyanja…
  • Share your rich Malawian culture and language

Be present in appreciating the Malawian in you and  Malawians around you. Understand Malawian marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.

As a Malawian, you have a culture and you have a language!


 Independence: Malawi  became Independent on July 6, 1964

Population: 19,431,566

Languages: Chewa, Yao, Tonga, Sena, and Elomwe.

Area: 118,484 km2 

Provinces: 3 provinces – Northern, Central and Southern

Northern Region: Chitipa, Karonga, Likoma, Mzimba, Nkhata Bay, Rumphi

Central Region: Dedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mchinji, Nkhotakota, Ntcheu, Ntchisi, Salima.

Southern Region: Balaka, Blantyre, Chikwawa, Chiradzulu, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Mwanza, Nsanje, Thyolo, Phalombe, Zomba, Neno

Ethnic groups: 34.4% Chewa, 18.9% Lomwe, 13.3% Yao, 10.4% Ngoni, 9.2% Tumbuka, 3.8% Sena, 3.2% Mang’anja, 1.9% Nyanja, 1.8% Tonga, 1.0% Ngonde, 0.6% Lambya, 0.5% Sukwa, 1.1% Others

Where is Malawi on the continent of Africa?

Malawi is a landlocked country in Southeastern Africa. It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south and southwest.