What are Maldives?

  • (noun): A republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.
    Synonyms: Republic of Maldives
    See also — Additional definitions below


Maldives (i/ˈmɔːldaɪvz/, /ˈmɔːldiːvz/ or /ˈmældaɪvz/; Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raa'je), officially the Republic of Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ Dhivehi Raa'jeyge Jumhooriyya) 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, orientated north-south, that lie between Minicoy Island (the southernmost part of Lakshadweep, India) and the Chagos Archipelago. The chains stand in the Laccadive Sea, about 700 kilometres (430 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka and 400 kilometres (250 mi) south-west of India.

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Salis Of The Maldives
... މަހާރަދުން) was the Sultan of Maldives from 1293 to 1302 ... the death of his father Sultan Yoosuf I, by becoming the 15th sultan to ascend the throne of Maldives from the Lunar dynasty ... Preceded by Yoosuf I Sultan of the Maldives 1293–1302 Succeeded by Davud Persondata Name Maldives, Salis of the Alternative names Short description Sultan of ...
SAFF Championship - Tournaments
1 - 0 India Bangladesh Nepal 1997 Details Nepal India 5 - 1 Maldives Pakistan 1 - 0 Sri Lanka 1999 Details India India 2 - 0 Bangladesh Maldives 2 - 0 Nepal 2003 Details Bangladesh Bangladesh 1 - 1 (5 - 3 ...
LGBT Rights In The Maldives
... Same-sex relationships are presumed to be illegal in the Maldives under Sharia law, though not under national law ... In addition, the Maldives was one of the initially 57 (now 54) signatory nations to a statement opposing the UN declaration on sexual orientation and gender identity which ... In April 2013 the first openly gay and secular blogger in the Maldives was attacked ...
Cricket Control Board Of Maldives
... Cricket Control Board of Maldives is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Maldives ... Its current headquarters is in Male, Maldives ... Cricket Control Board of Maldives is Maldive's representative at the International Cricket Council and is an affiliate member and has been a member of that body since 2001 ...

More definitions of "Maldives":

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