Examples from the Web for maldivian
In noticing the solitary meal of the Maldivian islander, another reason may be alleged for this misanthropical repast.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
For example, in the Maldivian islands the buildings are made of a hard stone weighed up from several fathoms under water.Buffon's Natural History, Volume II (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
British Dictionary definitions for maldivian (1 of 2)
Maldivan (ˈmɔːldaɪvən, -dɪ-)
British Dictionary definitions for maldivian (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for maldivian
probably from Sanskrit maladvipa "garland of islands," from mala "garland" + dvipa "island." Related: Maldivian.