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Maldives

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English

Etymology

"Malé Islands", from Malé, the name of the main island (of uncertain etymology), plus -diva, -dive, "island", probably related to Sanskrit द्वीप (dvīpa) "island".

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Singular
Maldives

Plural
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Maldives pl.

  1. An island country in South Asia. Official name: Republic of Maldives.

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