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  1. dhoni(Noun)

    A handcrafted sailboat with a motor or lateen sails, resembling a dhow, that is used in the Maldives.

  2. Origin: ދޯނި


  1. Dhoni

    Dhoni or Doni is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor or lateen sails that is used in the Maldives. It is handcrafted and its use within the multi-island nation has been very important. A dhoni resembles a dhow, a traditional Arab sailing vessel. The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest known sea vessels in the Maldives. Many of these traditional sailing vessels were, of necessity, built using coconut palm timber. The sailing dhoni was used in earlier days by Maldivian fishermen. During the industrial revolution many fisherman changed to a mechanized dhoni. The Kannada and Konkani word for a small boat is Doni and the Malayalam word for a small boat is Thoni perhaps in keeping with the tradelinks between Arabs and the konkani people in Goa and other port cities in India's konkan and west coast. The islands of the Maldives have an extensive fleet of fishing boats, built domestically, each of which can carry about eight to twelve persons. Nearly all of these are variants of the dhoni. In 1995 there were 1,674 registered fishing vessels in the Maldives. Of these, 1,407 were motorised pole and line craft for tuna fishing in coastal waters, 5 were sailing masdhoni, 48 were mechanised vadhudhoni, 209 were sailing vadhudhoni and 5 were row boats used for trolling in reef waters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dhoni in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dhoni in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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