a republic in the Indian Ocean, SW of India, consisting of about 2000 islands: British protectorate 1887–1965. 115 sq. mi. (298 sq. km). Capital: Male.
- Also called Maldive Islands.
- Mal·div·i·an [mawl-div-ee-uhn, mal‐], /mɔlˈdɪv i ən, mæl‐/, adjective, noun
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How to use Maldives in a sentence
The search queries about foreign destinations like Germany and the Maldives rose sharply month-on-month in August on travel platform ixigo.With the second wave behind them, Indians are back to thinking about international travel | Niharika Sharma | August 20, 2021 | Quartz
Its Maldives destination promotes a “Work Effectively” package which promotes the pairing of work and wellness and offers an “oceanfront workstation” with a strong WiFi connection.‘Workcation Retreats’: Tourist destinations offer remote-working packages including personal assistants, to attract visitors | Jessica Davies | June 11, 2021 | Digiday
Meanwhile, popular resorts, like Vakkaru in the Maldives, have launched packages specifically for long-term remote-working travelers.
Last week, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid brought up the issue during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the low-lying nation.As U.S. leaves Paris accord, climate policy hangs on election outcome | Brady Dennis, Juliet Eilperin, Dino Grandoni | November 5, 2020 | Washington Post
Of course, a vacation in the Maldives would’ve been my preference, but my health needed my critical attention.The Anatomy Of A Breast Cancer Survivor: ‘Early Detection Saved My Life’ | Charli Penn | October 6, 2020 | Essence.com
The restaurant is part of the Conrad Rangali Resort, which spans two private islands in the Maldives.
And when it comes to holidays - see Will and Kate's latest trip to the Maldives - the young royals have a total blind spot.The British Royals Dubious Love Affair With Repressive Kazakhstan | Tom Sykes | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The young royals arrived in the Maldives at 9:45am this morning on a British Airways flight, the Royalist understands.
He raised the money to go to the Maldives, and he hoped that he would be able to persuade the president to allow him to stay.Intimate Documentary on Maldives’ President Nasheed Coincides With His Ouster | Stephen Farber | March 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Shenk observes that there were ominous hints even while they were filming in the Maldives.Intimate Documentary on Maldives’ President Nasheed Coincides With His Ouster | Stephen Farber | March 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Laval's work dispelled the idea that the nut grew upon the Maldives.Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 443 | Various
The exports are almost confined to rice, which is sent to Ceylon, the Maldives and Mauritius.
Many are larger still; fertile, inhabited, and populous, like the Maldives.The Insect | Jules Michelet
The cocoa-nut tree is supposed to have been brought from the Maldives to the West Indies.Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2) | Anonymous
He supposes the cowries of the Maldives to be a species of white porcelaine.Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 | William Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for Maldives
Republic of Maldives a republic occupying an archipelago of 1087 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka: came under British protection in 1887; became independent in 1965 and a republic in 1968; a member of the Commonwealth. The economy and infrastructure were severely damaged in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Official language: Divehi. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: rufiyaa. Capital: Malé. Pop: 393 988 (2013 est). Area: 298 sq km (115 sq miles): Also known as: the Maldive Islands
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