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Maldives Overview

The Maldives is an island state in the Indian Ocean consisting of 1192 islands, of which about 250 are inhabited. The country became an independent state in 1965. Britain, which had been the Maldives’ last colonial power, maintained an air base on the island of Gan in the southernmost atoll until 1976. When the British… Read More »

Maldives Population and Language

The Maldives are of mixed origin and are mainly descended from South Indians, Sinhalese and Arabs. The official language is divehi (maldivian). English is commonplace in the capital Malé and in the tourist areas. The population is young, but the previously rapid population growth has slowed. At the same time, the proportion of migrant workers… Read More »