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Maldives

Mal·dives

 (môl′dīvz, -dēvz, măl′-) Formerly Mal·dive Islands (-dīv, -dēv)
An island country in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka, consisting of about 20 atolls made up of more than 2,000 coral islands. Settled by various groups from southern Asia, the islands were converted to Islam in the 1100s. The Maldives became a self-governing British protectorate in 1887 and achieved independence as a sultanate (1965) and subsequently as a republic (1968). Male is the capital.

Maldives

(ˈmɔːlˈdiːvz)
pl n
(Placename) Republic of Maldives a republic occupying an archipelago of 1087 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka: came under British protection in 1887; became independent in 1965 and a republic in 1968; a member of the Commonwealth. The economy and infrastructure were severely damaged in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Official language: Divehi. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: rufiyaa. Capital: Malé. Pop: 393 988 (2013 est). Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles). Also known as: the Maldive Islands

Mal•dives

(ˈmɔl divz, ˈmæl daɪvz)
n.
Republic of, a republic in the Indian Ocean, SW of Sri Lanka, consisting of about 1200 islands: British protectorate 1887–1965. 300,220; 115 sq. mi. (298 sq. km). Cap.: Male.
Mal•div′i•an (-ˈdɪv i ən) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Maldives - a republic on the Maldive IslandsMaldives - a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Maldive Islands, Maldives - a group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean
Male - the capital of Maldives in the center of the islands
Maldivan, Maldivian - a native or inhabitant of Maldives
2.Maldives - a group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian oceanMaldives - a group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean
Maldives, Republic of Maldives - a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south
Translations
Maledivy
Malediivit
Maldivi
Maldív-szigetek
モルジブモルディブ
Maldivene
Malediwy
Maldivas
Maldive
Maldivi
Maldiverna
Maldivler

Maldives

[ˈmɔːldaɪvz] Maldive Islands [ˌmɔːldaɪvˈaɪləndz] NPL(islas fpl) Maldivas fpl

Maldives

[ˈmɔːldaɪvz] npl
the Maldives → les Maldives fpl
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Quoting Maldives foreign minister, media reported that the Maldives imposed a state of emergency after weeks of political turmoil and intrigue, to guarantee public safety and not to restore authoritarian government.
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Maldives Home Affairs Ministry said that throughout the largely peaceful protest the Maldives Police Service had ensured the security of the gathered protesters.
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The High Commissioner of Maldives to India Ahmed Mohamed, (@ ahmedMDV) sought to assuage the Indian establishment's fears that the move was detrimental for New Delhi, and aimed to benefit the Chinese.
Kuoni's annual Worldwide Trends Report has been showcasing the UK's favourite long-haul destinations since 1980, and this year the Maldives have not only topped the list of Kuoni's Top 30 Destinations, but have also remained the number one wedding and honeymoon destination for British travellers for the 16th year.
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Launched in 2012, MATATO Maldives Travel Awards is the premier travel event in the Maldives and remains the top recognition of excellence in travel sector.
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