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Definitions for Maldives
ˈmɔl divz, ˈmæl daɪvzmal·dives

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Maldives, Republic of Maldivesnoun

    a republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965

  2. Maldives, Maldive Islandsnoun

    a group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean

Wiktionary

  1. Maldivesnoun

    An island country in South Asia. Official name: Republic of Maldives.

  2. Etymology: "Malé Islands", from Malé, the name of the main island (of uncertain etymology), plus -diva, -dive, "island", probably related to Sanskrit द्वीप (dvīpa) "island".

Wikipedia

  1. Maldives

    Maldives (, US: ; Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ, romanized: Dhivehi Raajje, Dhivehi pronunciation: [d̪iʋehi ɾaːd͡ʒd͡ʒe]), officially the Republic of Maldives (ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa, Dhivehi pronunciation: [d̪iʋehi ɾaːd͡ʒd͡ʒeːge d͡ʒumhuːɾijjaː]), is an archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres (470 miles; 400 nautical miles) from the Asian continent's mainland. Maldives' chain of 26 atolls stretches across the equator from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south. Comprising a territory spanning roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi) including the sea, land area of all the islands comprises 298 square kilometres (115 sq mi), Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states and the smallest Asian country as well as one of the smallest Muslim-majority countries by land area and, with around 557,751 inhabitants, the 2nd least populous country in Asia. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the "King's Island" where the ancient royal dynasties ruled for its central location.The Maldivian Archipelago is located on the Chagos–Laccadive Ridge, a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean; this also forms a terrestrial ecoregion, together with the Chagos Archipelago and Lakshadweep. With an average ground-level elevation of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, and a highest natural point of only 2.4 metres (7 ft 10 in), it is the world's lowest-lying country. (Note that some sources state the highest point, Mount Villingili, as 5.1 metres or 17 feet)In the 12th century Islam reached the Maldivian Archipelago, which was consolidated as a sultanate, developing strong commercial and cultural ties with Asia and Africa. From the mid-16th century, the region came under the increasing influence of European colonial powers, with Maldives becoming a British protectorate in 1887. Independence from the United Kingdom came in 1965, and a presidential republic was established in 1968 with an elected People's Majlis. The ensuing decades have seen political instability, efforts at democratic reform, and environmental challenges posed by climate change and rising sea levels.Maldives became a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). It is also a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Non-Aligned Movement. The World Bank classifies the Maldives as having an upper-middle income economy. Fishing has historically been the dominant economic activity, and remains the largest sector by far, followed by the rapidly growing tourism industry. The Maldives rates "high" on the Human Development Index, with per capita income significantly higher than other SAARC nations.Maldives was a member of the Commonwealth of Nations from July 1982 until withdrawing from the organisation in October 2016 in protest of allegations by other nations of its human rights abuses and failing democracy. Maldives rejoined the Commonwealth on 1 February 2020 after showing evidence of functioning democratic processes and popular support.

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  1. maldives

    The Maldives is a tropical paradise located in the Indian Ocean, renowned for its white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. It is a South Asian country, made up of 26 atolls which are made up from more than 1,000 coral islands. The capital city of the Maldives is Malé. Despite its small size, the Maldives has a distinct culture heavily influenced by various populations who have settled there throughout history, including Africans, Arabs, and South Asians. Today, the Maldives is primarily known as a luxury tourist destination.

Wikidata

  1. Maldives

    Maldives, officially the Republic of the Maldives and also referred to as the Maldive Islands, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, oriented north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometres south-west of Sri Lanka and 400 kilometres south-west of India. For the majority of its history, the Maldives has been an independent polity, despite three instances during which it was ruled by outside forces. In the mid-15th century, for fifteen years, the Maldives was dominated by the Portuguese Empire. In the mid-17th century, the Dutch Empire dominated Maldives for four months. Finally, in the late 19th century, on the brink of war, the Maldives became a British protectorate from 1887 until 1965. The Dutch referred to the islands as the "Maldivische Eilanden", while the British anglicised the local name for the islands first to the "Maldive Islands" and later to the "Maldives". The islands gained independence from the British in 1965 and became a republic in 1968 ruled by a president and an authoritarian government.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maldives in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maldives in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Maldives in a Sentence

  1. George Clooney:

    Well, President Nasheed is in a remarkably good spirits, he wanted me to convey to the people of the Maldives that they should remain hopeful that things will improve and that he is pleased that I will be attending meetings on his behalf with the government this week.

  2. Mohamed Nasheed:

    It is only a question of time before the Maldives witnesses an incident comparable to the tragedy that occurred on the beaches of Tunisia last year.

  3. Luiz Rocha:

    A few months ago, Yi-Kai Tea( our first author) received( remotely operated vehicle) footage from Chagos showing adults, which were very different from the adults from the Maldives, that's when we decided that the species from the Maldives was new and different from C. rubrisquamis.

  4. George Clooney:

    Democracy is dead in the Maldives, literally, if there were an election now there would be no one to run against the president. Every opposition leader is either behind bars or being pursued by the government through the courts.

  5. David Brewster:

    These are all actions by like-minded countries to support India's position and to ensure that the The Maldives government doesn't come under undue influence from Beijing.

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