MALDIVES

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Dhivehi Raajjege Jumhooriyyaa
• Formal Name: Republic of Maldives • Capital: Male • Demonym: Maldivian • President:
Maumoon Abdul Gayoon

The sunny side of life
• Top level domain: .mv • Languages: dhivehi & english (politicians) • Currency: Rufiyaa(MVR) • Calling code: +960 • Anthem: Gavmii mi ekuverikan matii tibegen kuriime salaam "In National Unity Do We Salute Our Nation"

Religion, Food, Structures, Language & Clothing

Maldivian Style

Religion
• Rannamaari (sea demon) • Buddhism to Islam • Islam is the official religion of the entire population, as adherence to it is required for citizenship.

Language
• The official and common language is Dhivehi, an Indo-European language. • The present-day written script is called Thaana and is written from right to left. • English is used widely in Commerce and increasingly as the medium of instruction in government schools.

Cuisine
• Coconuts
– Hunigondi (grater)

• Fish
– Mushimas, kuruma, fiyala,

• Starchy items
– Taro(ala), breadfruit, kashikeyo

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screwpine

mushimas

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