Culture of Malawi
People in Malawi speak the English language. The linguistic diversity of Malawi is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Malawi is 0.6023. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 15.7% of Malawi's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Malawi.
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Urbanization rate indicates the rate of population shift from rural to urban areas. The urbanization rate of in Malawi is particularly low, which could be a sign of economic issues. Lack of employment opportunities or urban resources could contribute to low urbanization rates. Countries with low urbanization rates often lack the resources necessary to build functioning urban areas and are comprised largely of rural or undeveloped areas. The rate of urbanization in Malawi is considered to be 5.2.
The national anthem of Malawi is called 'Mulungu dalitsa Malaŵi', which in English means 'God Bless Malawi'. It was adopted in 1964. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Michael-Fredrick Paul Sauka.
Around 4% of the population of Malawi are obese.
Each year, the people of Malawi consume 1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 9.1% beer, 1.3% wine, 13.4% distilled spirits, 76.2% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Malawi is chambo. Other national dishes include usipa, mpasa, nsima.