Maldives

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

Definition of Maldives

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

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