Culture of the Maldives
The culture of the Maldives is derived from a number of sources, the most important of which is its proximity to the shores of Sri Lanka and South India. The population is mainly Indo-Aryan from the a...
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Maldivian folklore
Maldivian mythology or Maldivian folklore is the body of myths, tales and anecdotes belonging to the oral tradition of Maldivians. Even though some of the Maldivian myths were already mentioned brie...
Music of the Maldives
The Maldives are an island nation in the Indian Ocean, and its music is marked mainly by Indian, East African, and Arab influences.
The most widely known form of indigenous music is called boduber...
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Maldivian cuisine
Traditional Maldivian cuisine is based on three main items and their derivatives: coconuts, fish and starches.
The coconut is used in the grated form, squeezed to obtain coconut milk, or as coconu...
National Museum (Maldives)
Established on the National Day of the Maldives, the first National Museum of the country was opened on November 11, 1952, by the Prime Minister at the time, Mohamed Amin Didi.
With the purpose of...
Demographics of the Maldives
This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Maldives, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliati...
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Maldivian literature
The first evidence of Maldivian literature is known as Lōmāfānu (copper-plate grants) from the 12th century. Lōmāfānu is in the oldest known written form of Maldivian.
Husain Salaahuddheen wrote S...
National symbols of the Maldives
The Maldives has numerous national symbols, including a national flower, tree and animal, which were adopted in 1985. The Maldivian national flag and emblem, adopted in 1965 are also considered nation...
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Religion in the Maldives
Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean–Arabian Sea area, consisting of a double chain of twenty-six atolls, orien...
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Gaumii salaam
"Qaumii Salaam" (Dhivehi: ޤައުމީ ސަލާމް; National Salute) is the current national anthem of the Maldives. The lyrics were written by Muhammad Jameel Didi in 1948, and the melody was composed by Sr...
Koimala
Koimala Siri Mahaabarana Mahaa Radun (Dhivehi: ކޮއިމަލާ ސިރީ މަހާބަރަނަ މަހާ ރަދުން) or Koimala (Dhivehi: ކޮއިމަލާ literally "flower lad") or Koimala Kalo (Dhivehi: ކޮއިމަލާ ކަލޯ, literally "Lord Koim...
Bodufenvalhuge Sidi
Bodufenvalhuge Sidi or Assayyidhu Bodufenvalhugey Seedhee (1888 - 1970), was a much-celebrated Maldivian intellectual and writer.Bodufenvalhuge Sidi, born on 19 May 1888 as Hussain el-Hussaini, was Bo...
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Sinhala alphabet
The Sinhalese alphabet is an abugida used by the Sinhala people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere to write the Sinhala language and also the liturgical languages Pali and Sanskrit. Being a member of the Brah...
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Emblem of Maldives
The Maldivian National Emblem consists of a coconut palm, a crescent, and two criss-crossing National Flags with the traditional Title of the State.
The depicted coconut palm represents the liveli...
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