Maldives

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geographical name Mal·dives \ˈmȯl-ˌdēvz, -ˌdīvz also ˈmal-, -divz\

Definition of Maldives

  1. low-lying islands (atolls) in the Indian Ocean south of the Laccadive Islands; a sultanate under British protection until 1965; now an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations; capital Male area 115 square miles (299 square kilometers), population 298,968

Maldivian

play \mȯl-ˈdi-vē-ən, mal-\ adjective or noun

MALDIVES Defined for English Language Learners

Maldives

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geographical name

Definition of Maldives for English Language Learners

  • : island country in the Indian Ocean


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