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Of or relating to the Maldives or their people, language, or culture.
a. A native or inhabitant of the Maldives.
b. A person of Maldivian ancestry.
2. See Dhivehi.


(mɔːlˈdɪvɪən) or


1. (Placename) of or relating to the Maldives or their inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the Maldives or their inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the Maldives
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Maldivian - a native or inhabitant of MaldivesMaldivian - a native or inhabitant of Maldives  
Maldives, Republic of Maldives - a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
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Maldivian has announced the withdrawal of all planned services to China since the ongoing state of emergency scares tourists off from visiting the archipelago.
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said Monday it is "troubled and disappointed" over reports that Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen has declared a State of Emergency, which gives "sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects, bans public gatherings, imposes travel restrictions, and suspends parts of the Maldivian Constitution.
It only serves to show an isolated man who no longer has the confidence of the Maldivian people and independent institutions.
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The grant seeks to support the balance of payments in the Maldives, improve the overall economic situation in the country, and aid the Maldivian government in achieving its development plans.
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Addressing a joint news conference in Male Tuesday along with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said both countries are unanimous in combating common challenges.
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