Definition of Maldivian

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Maldives.

Exact synonyms: Maldivan
Group relationships: Maldives, Republic Of Maldives
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic

Definition of Maldivian

1. Noun. A person from the Maldives or of Maldivian descent. ¹

2. Proper noun. The official language of the Maldives, also called Dhivehi or Divehi. ¹

3. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to the Maldives, the Maldivian people or the Maldivian language. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maldivian

Malaysian Mujahidin Group
Malaysian Sign Language
Malaysian capital
Malaysian monetary unit
Malcolm Little
Malcolm Lowry
Malcolm X
Malcolm stock
Malcolmia maritima
Maldive Islands
Maldivian (current term)
Maldonado-San Jose stain
Malecot catheter
Malfunction Junction
Malgaigne's amputation
Malgaigne's fossa

Literary usage of Maldivian

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

1. Narrative of a Journey Through the Upper Provinces of India, from Calcutta by Reginald Heber, Amelia Heber (1873)
"... Timers—Country Boats—Aiab Ships—Village: Maldivian Vessels—Garden Reach- Approach to Calcutta—Arrival : Old Government House : Native Household. ..."

2. Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia (1858)
"... you with the solution of a grand desideratum, L e. the knowledge of the complete ancient character used by the inhabitants of the Maldivian islands. ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1902)
"... rather resemble such Pacific atolls as characterize the Ellis and Gilbert groups than what has been called the composite Maldivian atoll. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1845)
"At the sight of this, the Maldivian begun to sing out more zealously than ever, and presently fell into a state approaching a convulsion, during which he ..."

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