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Maldivian

Line breaks: Mal|div¦ian
Pronunciation: /mɔːlˈdɪvɪən
 
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Definition of Maldivian in English:

noun

1A native or inhabitant of the Maldives.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • When you need an interpreter because you're Maldivian customer is visiting and they only speak Maldivian, you need a reliable accurate interpreting service.

adjective

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Relating to the Maldives, their inhabitants, or their language.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Maldivian

Bolivian, oblivion, Vivian

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