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Meaning of Maldives

Mal•dives

Pronunciation: (môl'dēvz, mal'dīvz), [key]
  1. a republic in the Indian Ocean, SW of India, consisting of about 2000 islands: British protectorate 1887–1965. 140,000; 115 sq. mi. (298 sq. km). Cap.: Male. Also called
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