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Maldivians

 

a people who inhabit the Maldives. Population, 114,000 (1972, estimate). The Maldivian language is related to Sinhalese; it belongs to the Indian (Indo-Aryan) group of the Indo-European family of languages. The religion of the Maldivians is Islam. Their principal occupations are fishing, other maritime industries, and seafaring.

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The streamlined visa processes hopes to provide greater access to Maldivian students as they access the UKs internationally recognised higher education system.
After having visited the facility and seeing for ourselves the standard of healthcare it offers we are glad to tie up with Ninewells Hospital to offer health insurance solutions to eligible Maldivians in the near future." "The hospital offers state-of-the-art technology, highly specialized care and a comfortable and family-oriented ambience for patients, which has made it a popular choice among both the locals and the Maldivians," she added.
The best example of Maldivian carpentry was Dhoni, a boat used for transportation.
KARACHI -- Member of Maldivian Parliament Abdul Bari Abdulla has said that the businessmen of his country are very much interested in enhancing economic cooperation and bilateral trade with Pakistan.
Abdul Bari Abdulla, who led a Maldivian delegation at KCCI, said that Maldives has mostly been importing rice, fruits and vegetables from Pakistan but many other products particularly textiles, cotton and agricultural commodities can also be exported to Maldives.
Naseem said although the meeting was cancelled, Nasheed would continue to meet with Maldivians.
The event celebrated the awarding of the first ever Gallery License bestowed by the National Art Gallery upon a gallery outside of Male underlining the seriousness with which Loama Resort takes its commitment to preserving the art, culture and cherished heritage of the Maldivian people.
Maldives: The Maldivian government on Saturday described as "seamless" the retaking of the country's international airport from an Indian developer following a bitter row that triggered a spat with its neighbour.
Maldivians live under an oppressive regime with only a select few reaping tourism's benefits.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has established a Maldivian Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Two Maldivians arrested in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings last month have been released after three weeks in custody, Maldives Independent reported.
Following those developments, Sri Lankan authorities began heavily screening the luggage of Maldivians travelling to its capital Colombo.