Definition of Maldive Islands
1. Noun. A group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean.
Terms within: Maldives, Republic Of Maldives
Group relationships: Indian Ocean
Generic synonyms: Island
Lexicographical Neighbors of Maldive Islands
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. ..."