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Malawi People

    Population: 10,000,416 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 45% (male 2,265,526; female 2,246,135)
    15-64 years: 52% (male 2,580,125; female 2,637,464)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 112,813; female 158,353) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.57% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 39.54 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 23.84 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 132.14 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 36.3 years
    male: 36.49 years
    female: 36.11 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 5.48 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Malawian(s)
    adjective: Malawian

    Ethnic groups: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuko, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian, European

    Religions: Protestant 55%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 20%, traditional indigenous beliefs

    Languages: English (official), Chichewa (official), other languages important regionally

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 56.4%
    male: 71.9%
    female: 41.8% (1995 est.)

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