The Republic of Maldives is an Asian island country, whose capital is Malé. It has a population of approximately 400,000 inhabitants (175º) and an area of 298 km 2 (187º). Its human development index is high (101st) and its official currency is the Maldivian rupee. And what language is spoken in the Maldives?
What language do they speak in Maldives?
Maldives has one official language, which is Maldivian (or Divehi).
In ancient times, Elu was spoken, which is related to the Sinhalese spoken in Sri Lanka. After a large number of transformations, the result was the Maldivian language.
English is the language used in the workplace, especially in tourist sites. It is considered the second main language of the country. Initially, Maldivian was used as the medium of instruction in schools, but the need to promote higher education led to the conversion of the syllabus to English, resulting in today’s widespread use of the English language.
The Maldivian language
Maldivian or Dhivehi (����������������������������������) is the language used by the majority of its inhabitants, up to 95% of the population. It is an Indo-European language, with strong influences from Arabic and, to a lesser extent, French, Persian, Portuguese, Hindustani and English.
The Arabic language
Arabic (عربي) is the religious language of Muslims (the country has a Muslim majority), as well as of the Koran and the Sunna. It is taught as a religious language in mosques and in schools. The majority of the population has a formal or informal education in reading, writing and pronunciation of Arabic, as part of their religious education.
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