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The Nyasaland Journal was created in 1948, at the same time as The Nyasaland Society, of which it is the organ. Although this dual initiative originally sought to promote interest among “individuals of all races” in scientific and historical subjects concerning the territory and peoples of the British Nyasaland Protectorate, it emanated from colonial society, whose members were the main contributors until about 1965, with articles on various subjects, not only anthropological, but also zoological and botanical. The journal (and the society) survived the colonial regime and it changed its name in that year to The Society of Malawi Journal.

Keywords: Social and cultural anthropology | Ethnography | British colonialism | 20th century | Malawi | Journals and periodicals

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