Definition of Maldive Islands

1. Noun. A group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean.

Exact synonyms: Maldives
Terms within: Maldives, Republic Of Maldives
Group relationships: Indian Ocean
Generic synonyms: Island



Lexicographical Neighbors of Maldive Islands

Malaysia Militant Group
Malaysian
Malaysian Mujahidin Group
Malaysian Sign Language
Malaysian capital
Malaysian monetary unit
Malaysians
Malcolm
Malcolm Little
Malcolm Lowry
Malcolm X
Malcolm stock
Malcolmia
Malcolmia maritima
Maldivan
Maldive Islands (current term)
Maldives
Maldivian
Maldivians
Maldon
Maldonado-San Jose stain
Malebranche
Malebranchism
Malecite
Malecot catheter
Maler
Maleseet
Malevich
Malfunction Junction
Malgaigne

Literary usage of Maldive Islands

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"THE Collection of Fishes from the Maldive Islands has been divided into two series. The first consists of the specimens dredged or trawled within the ..."

2. The Pearl of India by Maturin Murray Ballou (1894)
"Maldive Islands. — Lands rising out of the Sea. — Size of Ceylon. — Latitude and Longitude. — A Link of a Powerful Chain. — Important British Station. ..."

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