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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
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.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, stands next to Maldives' President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during a welcome ceremony at Republic Square in Maldive's capital Male yesterday.
Summary: Male (Maldives), September 4 (ANI): In the past few months, democracy has entrenched itself in Maldives due to inclusive development-oriented and transparent approach, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Wednesday.
ENPNewswire-September 4, 2019--Curio Collection by Hilton Debuts in South East Asia With the Opening of SAii Lagoon Maldives; New property will form part of the first integrated resort in the Maldives
The government of Japan has donated medical equipment worth MVR 41,427,540 to the Maldives.
On the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, paid an official visit to the Maldives on 8 August 2019.
LAHORE -- Delegation of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Maldives visited Virtual University of Pakistan recently and discussed the possibility of having bilateral cooperation in the academic sector.
Abdulla Luthufee, the leader behind the 1988 coup attack on Maldives has not been transferred back to Maldives from Sri Lanka due to pending documentations from the Sri Lankan authorities, Maldives Police Service has stated, according to Avas Online.
In the Maldives, new president Ibrahim Mohammed Solih and his coalition partners face a tough challenge.
India will give financial assistance of $1.4 billion to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, the biggest aid yet to the Indian Ocean island nation that is grappling with debt from a Chinese building spree.
Talking to the local businessmen at a meeting held here at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), he said that Maldives can offer a lot of opportunities to businessmen and industrialists of Pakistan who must frequently visit Maldives to explore opportunities of enhancing bilateral trade in different sectors of the economy.
KARACHI -- Member of Maldivian Parliament Abdul Bari Abdulla has said that being an importing country, Maldives can offer a lot of opportunities to businessmen and industrialists of Pakistan who must frequently visit Maldives to explore opportunities of enhancing bilateral trade in different sectors of the economy.