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An etymological dictionary of Maldivian island names

Ponnampalam Ragupathy

An etymological dictionary of Maldivian island names

by Ponnampalam Ragupathy

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Published by National Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research in Male .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Geographical -- Maldives -- Dictionaries,
  • Divehi language -- Etymology -- Names

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMaldivian island names
    StatementPonnampalam Ragupathy ; assisted by Naseema Mohamed.
    GenreDictionaries
    ContributionsMohamed, Naseema., National Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research (Maldives)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS349.9.M342 R34 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxviii, 283 p. :
    Number of Pages283
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24014235M
    ISBN 109991511172
    LC Control Number2009305167
    OCLC/WorldCa468859184

    Maldives (măl`dēvz, –dīvz), Dhivehi Dhivehi Raajje, officially Republic of Maldives, republic ( est. pop. ,), sq mi ( sq km), off the coast of S Asia in the N Indian Ocean. Malé Malé, small island and town ( pop. 62,) of Malé Atoll, capital of the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. A ship anchorage, Malé is a center of interisland trade with diverse manufacturing. Maldivian - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums. All Free.

    Such names include Maria-Teresa, Sunil, Shizni, Sheena and a whole host of others. The most obvious "infidel" names such as Maria-Teresa, Roy, Philomena, Jennifer, Susan and Daniel were registered before the institution of the mullah-led "Name Nazis" in the late s. The Dual Name. Obviously the terms are cognates of the Dravidian names for the tree in the neighbouring region. Several islands in the Maldives are named after this tree as Funa-dhoo or Fona-dhoo (An Etymological Dictionary of Maldivian Island Names, , P). The name of the tree in Elu Sinhala or old Sinhala is Puna (Clough's Sinhala-English Dictionary).

    Maldivian, Male, Maldives. 46K likes. The National Carrier of Maldives/5(). The Maldives are a group of islands in the Indian are southwest of are made up of the Maldive and Suadive archipelagos, with over 1, islands are a part of 26 they are divided to 20 administrative live Capital and largest city: Malé.


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An etymological dictionary of Maldivian island names by Ponnampalam Ragupathy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Varu in “An Etymological Dictionary of Maldivian Island Names” by Ponnampalam Ragupathy. (Atymoligy of ‘varu’ “Varu/varu (n): 1. varu (n): part, quantity, amount, extent, magnitude, rank, level, grade, status, a divison of sultan’s militia, a strip taken from the stem of a palm frond (DB, M1, R.) Cog.

varuga (n): class, group(Skt, S); vagga (n): company. Maldives. chain of coral islands in the Indian Ocean, probably from Sanskrit maladvipa "garland of islands," from mala "garland" + dvipa "island." Related: Maldivian.

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Maldivian language has notable dialects. The standard dialect is that of capital city, greatest dialectal variation is from the southern atolls Huvadu, Addu and Fuvahmulah of Maldives.

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The conversion from Thaana to Roman script follows the guidelines developed by Maldive linguists in the s. Consonants represent usual English sounds, except the combined consonants, e.g. lh, th, dh, gn, kh, and gh. The ‘sh’ combination is the same in both languages.

Double consonants are pronounced with stress. In this dictionary, double dhaalu is written File Size: 1MB. Why is Male’ called Mālé (as pronounced). According to two scholars who delved into the etymology of our island names, the actual meaning is lost in the fog of the past.

The following is from their book: Etymological Dictionary of Maldivian Island Names. It appears to suggest that Malé means big island though the authors are not sure. An Etymological Dictionary of Maldivian Island Names. (Ragupathy, Ponnampalam) Annual Report (Republic of Maldives.

Maldives Monetary Authority) Assessment of Eidhigali Kulhi and Koattey Area of hoo, Maldives (Latheefa, Aminath). The Maldives (/ ˈ m ɔː l d iː v s /, US: / ˈ m ɔː l d aɪ v z / (); Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖެ Dhivehi Raajje), officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small island nation in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1, kilometres ( mi) from the Asian continent.

The chain of 26 atolls stretches from Capital: Malé. Definition of maldivian noun in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation, picture, example sentences, grammar, usage notes, synonyms and more. We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website, including to.

Maldivian definition: 1. belonging to or relating to the Maldives, its people, or its language 2. a person from the. Learn more.

Maldivian commenced its first international operations on 25th January with the first flight to Trivandrum, India. Maldivian – the brand. The name “Maldivian” was chosen for its simplicity and effectiveness. It was a name that gave the airline immediate recognition as the nation’s main airline and reflected the values of the nation.

Maldivian synonyms, Maldivian pronunciation, Maldivian translation, English dictionary definition of Maldivian. adj. Of or relating to the Maldives or their people, language, or culture. The Maldives have been known by many different names during their long history of more than two thousand years.

Although several different names are given, the location and the description of the islands confirm the fact that they are the Maldives. In ancient times Malé was also called Mahal, considered to be the origin of Mahal Dvipa or Maléldvip. How to pronounce Maldivian.

How to say Maldivian. Listen to the audio pronunciation in the Cambridge English Dictionary. Learn more. (countable) A person from the Maldives or of Maldivian descent.

(uncountable) The official language of the Maldives, also called Dhivehi or Divehi.Of, from, or pertaining to the Maldives, the Maldivian people or the Maldivian language. Maldivian definition: of or relating to the Maldives or their inhabitants | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

Maldivian Language Facts: Maldivian is the official language of the Republic of Maldives. While of Indo-Ariyan origin, it is spoken byinhabitants of the Maldives (and the dilect Mahl by the inhabitants of Minicoy Island).

Many languages have influenced the development of Maldivian through the ages, Arabic being one of. Maldivian is the airline division of Island Aviation Services based in Malé, in the is the national airline of the operates international flights in addition to inter-island services. Its main base is Velana International : Velana International Airport.

Maldivian definition, a republic in the Indian Ocean, SW of India, consisting of about islands: British protectorate – sq. mi. ( sq. km). Capital: Male. See more.Maldivian also means etymologically the same since "-dives" of "Maldives" and the word Divehi have the same root, Sanskrit "dvīpa" which means "island".

Thus calling "Dhivehi language" and "Maldivian language" is the same on etymological grounds. But "Maldivian" should be used in English Wikipedia since it is the name in English.Maldivian: 1 n a native or inhabitant of Maldives Synonyms: Maldivan Type of: Asian, Asiatic a native or inhabitant of Asia.