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ID: 7000331
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Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Maldives (nation)  Maldives (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 03 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 3.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 073 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 73.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises clusters of islands in Indian Ocean; settled by 5th century BCE by peoples from Ceylon and southern India; Islam introduced 12th century; generally free of European domination, except for Portuguese rule 16th century and British protection 19th to mid-20th century; official language is Divehi (a dialect Sinhala with script derived from Arabic), but English is generally spoken in the government.

Names:
Dhivehi Raajje (preferred,C,V,Maldivian (transliterated)-P,U)
Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa (C,V,Maldivian (transliterated),U)
Divehi (C,V,Maldivian (transliterated),U)
Divehi Jumhuriyya (C,V,Maldivian (transliterated),U)
Divehi Jumhuriya (C,V,Maldivian (transliterated),U)
Maldives (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Maldives (French-P,U,N)
Republic of Maldives (C,O,English,U,N)
République des Maldives (C,O,French,U,N)
Maldivas (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
República de Maldivas (C,O,Spanish,U)
Maladiven (C,O)
Malediven (C,O)
ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ (C,V,O,Maldivian (Divehi),U)
Мальдивские Острова (C,O,Russian-P,U)
Мальдивская Республика (C,O,Russian,U)
马尔代夫 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
马尔代夫共和国 (C,O,Chinese,U)
ملدفً (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
جُهور ةً ملدفً (C,O,Arabic,U)
MDV (C,O,ISO3L)
MV (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO462 (C,O,ISO3N)
MV00 (C,O,FIPS)
Maldive Islands (H,V)
Maldivian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Maldives (nation)  ........  Maldives (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (subcontinent)  ........  India (subcontinent) (P)
Hierarchy of Maldives (nation)  ............  Maldives (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence 1965
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  proclaimed 1968
island nation (C)
protectorate (H)  ............  British, 1887-1965

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Male .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, Maldives, Maale) [1083014]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1982
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1965

Sources and Contributors:
Мальдивские Острова..........  [VP]
...................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
马尔代夫..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
马尔代夫共和国..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Мальдивская Республика..........  [VP]
.........................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ملدفً..........  [VP]
..............  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
جُهور ةً ملدفً..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ..........  [VP]
...............................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Dhivehi Raajje..........  [VP]
.............................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 June 2009
Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 June 2009
Divehi..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 388-389
Divehi Jumhuriya..........  [VP]
.............................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 388-389
Divehi Jumhuriyya..........  [VP]
................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 650
................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 662
ISO462..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
Maladiven..........  [VP]
....................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 419
Maldivas..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 868
Maldive Islands..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 716
Maldives..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 731 ff.
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 27
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-58
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 66
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 716
Maldivian..........  [VP]
....................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 23
Malediven..........  [VP]
....................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1186
MDV..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
MV..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
MV00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 56
República de Maldivas..........  [VP]
......................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 22 June 2009
......................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Republic of Maldives..........  [VP]
...................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
République des Maldives..........  [VP]
.........................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 781
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 650
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 662
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 388-389
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1186
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 868
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 731 ff.
..................  Engels Woordenboek (1987) 419
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 17
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 768; 781
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 56
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 27
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-58
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 66
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 23
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 716
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 716
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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