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Comment[edit]

To future would-be fixers, "Lake Nyasa", one "s", is 10x more common than "Lake Nyassa" on Google, plus it's the only spelling of the old name that appears in the printed Rand-NcNally atlas, plus it's the most common old spelling in my library of African books. Don't "fix" things without any authorities to back you up. Stan 03:13, 29 Oct 2003 (UTC)

What language is "mbuna" from? -- 67.40.169.5 00:36, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

mbuna is from chewa language.please it no-longer Lake Nyasa,take it from native it is now called Lake Malawi since 1964 soplease update for me ,sorry for tamlpering without permission, but any you have done agood work on Lake Malawi oh! lake nyasa.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 194.42.96.58 (talkcontribs) 12:06, January 24, 2006 (UTC)
As not all of the lake lies in Malawi, and the other countries that border it have different names for it I see no reason to insist on the Malawian name. Booshank 22:53, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Name dispute[edit]

The common name is Lake Nyassa or Nyasa instead of Lake MALAWI,I think someone must have edited it because of current dispute Between Malawi and Tanzania,each one claims to be the owner as Malawi claim to be theirs all of it while Tanzania demand half of it.The original name of Nyassa should be returned — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lafleure355 (talkcontribs) 21:57, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Stanley Livingstone??[edit]

"Stanley Livingstone's name for the lake..." I have never heard of an explorer of that name. Is it Stanley, or Livingstone?! :-) Fomalhaut76 (talk) 10:11, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, funny. But that very section (where I just fixed grammar) seems even more bogus, neither of the two given references support the naming claim with the fishermen's lights. --Waltgibson (talk) 12:03, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Pre- European history[edit]

Future writers, if there was a human population in the area prior to Europeans, who were they, what language did they speak, what social organizing systems did they use, etc.? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Duckbilldanny (talkcontribs) 04:02, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Tanzania–Malawi dispute:[edit]

Actually I thought the old map gave a better idea of the dispute than the new one (although it should have the Tanzania claim-is there such a map?). The new map gives the impression that Malawi has the same border conflict with Mozambique than it has with Tanzania (no Malawi-Moz border in the map either). Teixant (talk) 15:54, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Agree. I took the liberty to restore the old map for the reasons given above. —capmo (talk) 00:42, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Maybe a SADC map wasn't the best, but if we want a map to show the dispute, it should show both claims: it is a current dispute subject to mediation by SADC: see these articles from Malawi and Tanzania 1 2. The current map shows only Malawi's claims not Tanzania's. Babakathy (talk) 05:02, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
I searched Google for maps on the dispute and there are many good ones likes those in the following sites: http://decolanga.blogspot.com/2012/11/tanzania-malawi-boundary-dispute.html; http://globalvoices.org/2012/08/14/oil-exploration-prompts-lake-malawinyasa-ownership-dispute/; http://www.geocurrents.info/news-map/diplomacy-news/malawi-and-tanzania-spar-over-lake-malawi-nyasa; http://www.saiia.org.za/opinion-analysis/malawi-vs-tanzania-vs-sadc-regional-dispute-resolution-bites-the-dust; http://www.enca.com/africa/tanzania-malawi-dispute-continue. The problem is, can we use them in Wikipedia? Teixant (talk) 10:30, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
They all have copyright statements except this one which is actually scanned from another source anyway. Probably best to redraw... Babakathy (talk) 10:35, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
I've made a derivative map showing both claims, based on the previous one; is that fine for you, Babakathy? —capmo (talk) 11:44, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Looks good to me, thanks!! Teixant (talk) 15:34, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Wonderful, great work. Babakathy (talk) 08:20, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Who currently administers the disputed islands in the bay? 205.232.106.254 (talk) 22:48, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

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New ferry[edit]

According to this travel blog a new ferry service has been introduced: http://umhambi.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/malawi-new-ferry-launched-on-lake-malawi.html

-- Firefishy (talk) 17:10, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

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