Madonna's name caused confusion in Malawi

When Madonna arrived in Malawi last month she was amazed to discover her name took on a whole different meaning for all the people she met.

When Madonna arrived in Malawi last month she was amazed to discover her name took on a whole different meaning for all the people she met.

The Hung Up singer has sparked furious debate after adopting David Banda towards the end of her stay in the African country - and began to wonder why locals knew her name when they had no idea of her superstar status.

She says: "People started to say my name and they had never heard of Madonna. And, in Chichewa, the word 'madonna' means 'distinguished white lady', so I think they got very confused."

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