(redirected from Laccadives)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.


 (lək-shäd′wēp′, lŭk′shə-dwēp′)
A union territory of southwest India comprising the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˌlʌk ʃəˈdwip)

a union territory of India comprising a group of islands and coral reefs in the Arabian Sea, off the SW coast of India. 51,707; ab. 12 sq. mi. (31 sq. km). Formerly, Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
In the course of the day of the 29th of January, the island of Ceylon disappeared under the horizon, and the Nautilus, at a speed of twenty miles an hour, slid into the labyrinth of canals which separate the Maldives from the Laccadives. It coasted even the Island of Kiltan, a land originally coraline, discovered by Vasco da Gama in 1499, and one of the nineteen principal islands of the Laccadive Archipelago, situated between
The next morning, after a nearly twenty-four-hour stop for coaling, the steamship set a course for the Nine Degrees Channel, between the Maldives from the Laccadives, where she steered east and north for Point de Galle.
9; Leela Dube, Matriliny and Islam: Religion and society in the Laccadives (Delhi: National Publishing House, 1969), p.
* Sea level is not rising at all in the Maldives, the Laccadives, Tuvalu, India, Bangladesh, French Guyana, Venice, Cuxhaven, Korsor, Saint Paul Island, Qatar, etc.