Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Maldives or their people, language, or culture.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of the Maldives.
  • noun A person of Maldivian ancestry.

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  • noun A person from the Maldives or of Maldivian descent.
  • proper noun The official language of the Maldives, also called Dhivehi or Divehi.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to the Maldives, the Maldivian people or the Maldivian language.

Etymologies

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Maldives +‎ -ian

Examples

  • While some see this as the integration of party politics in Maldivian society in what was the first real test of party system in the country, others fear a two-party dominance that will suppress minority views.

    Global Voices in English » Maldives: The First Free Parliamentary Election

  • Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80% of the area is one meter or less above sea level.

    Economy-overview

  • Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80% of the area is one meter or less above sea level.

    Maldives

  • Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80\% of the area is one meter or less above sea level.

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80\% of the area is one meter or less above sea level.

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80% of the area is 1 meter (about 3.3 feet) or less above sea level.

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  • As a result, all Maldivian citizens are deemed Sunni Muslims, and citizens are reluctant to challenge that assumption -- the only two who did paid a heavy price.

    Islam And Democracy: Can A Country Fully Embrace Both?

  • Later, Nazim told Minivan News, a Maldivian news website, that many Maldivians were "depressed" and "collapsing inside under the weight of the silence enforced on their questions of belief in Islam."

    Islam And Democracy: Can A Country Fully Embrace Both?

  • Nasheed's moderate Maldivian Democratic Party lacks an outright majority, and coalition partners remain resistant to change.

    Islam And Democracy: Can A Country Fully Embrace Both?

  • As a result, all Maldivian citizens are deemed Sunni Muslims, and citizens are reluctant to challenge that assumption -- the only two who did paid a heavy price.

    Islam And Democracy: Can A Country Fully Embrace Both?

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