What are Maldive Islands?

  • (noun): A group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean.
    Synonyms: Maldives

Maldive Islands

The Maldives Islands is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean comprising today's Republic of Maldives and the island of Minicoy in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep of India.

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Maldive Islands
... The Maldives Islands is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean comprising today's Republic of Maldives and the island of Minicoy in the Union Territory ... Historically Minicoy was within the domain of the sultans of the Maldives ... Minicoy transferred automatically to the new Union of India, while the remainder of the Maldives continued as a self-governing sultanate, ultimately achieving full ...
Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam
... (death August 26, 1585) or Al-Sultan Ghazi Muhammad Bodu Thakurufaanu ruled over the Maldive Islands (Dhivehhi Rajje) from 1573 to 1585 AD ... He is one of the most celebrated Maldivian heroes who saved Maldives from the Portuguese conquerors who ruled over the Maldives from 1585-1573 after killing Sultan Ali VI in Malé ... Muhammad Thakurufaanu was the son of Khatheeb (island chief) Husain of Utheemu in Thiladhummathi Atoll and Lady Amina Dio of Ihavandhoo ...
Maldives - History - Ancient History and Settlement
... They are considered to be the islands' earliest settler community ... Malabari seafaring culture led to Malayali settling of the Laccadives, and the Maldives were evidently viewed as an extension of that archipelago ... of similar traditional boat building techniques in Northwestern South Asia and the Maldives, and the presence of silver punch mark coins from both regions ...

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