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Maldives   /mˈɔldˌaɪvz/   Listen

A republic on the Maldive Islands; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.  Synonym: Republic of Maldives.
A group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean.  Synonym: Maldive Islands.

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"Maldives" Quotes from Famous Books

... Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Man, Isle of Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia, Federated States of Midway Islands Moldova Monaco ...
— The 2002 CIA World Factbook • US Government

... had elapsed since the first chest of the cargo of Useful Knowledge destined for the fortunate Maldives had been digested by the recluse Popanilla; for a recluse he had now become. Great students are rather dull companions. Our Fantaisian friend, during his first studies, was as moody, absent, and querulous as are most men of genius during that ...
— The Voyage of Captain Popanilla • Benjamin Disraeli

Words linked to "Maldives" :   state, male, island, Maldivan, Maldivian, land, country, Indian Ocean

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