Definition of Maldivian in English:


Line breaks: Mal|div¦ian
Pronunciation: /mɔːlˈdɪvɪən


  • 1A native or inhabitant of the Maldives.
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    • Foreigners are not allowed to overnight on islands inhabited by Maldivians and special permission is required to visit them.
    • The Maldivians are called ‘the sea-people ‘by their neighbours in Sri Lanka.’
    • And don't expect to find any bars outside the resort islands - Maldivians are forbidden by law to consume alcohol.
  • 2 [mass noun] The Indic language spoken in the Maldives, related to Sinhalese.
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    • When you need an interpreter because you're Maldivian customer is visiting and they only speak Maldivian, you need a reliable accurate interpreting service.


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  • Relating to the Maldives, their inhabitants, or their language.
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    • The motive now becomes clear as the trawler re-appeared in Maldivian territorial waters on May 17.
    • He reaffirmed that the Maldivian government will continue to observe the one-China policy.
    • There is also good news for the Maldivian fishing industry, with the tsunami causing little change in fishing conditions.

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