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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

PDF version for the language Dhivehi (Maldivian)
PDF Version

Dhivehi (Maldivian)

Source: Human Rights Commission of the Maldives, Maldives




Profile


Native Name
Dhivehi

Total Speakers
287,000 (2000)


Usage By Country
Maldives, India

Background
Dhivehi is an Indo-Aryn language spoken by people in the Republic of Maldives and also in the island of Minicoy in neighbouring India. It is the official national language of Maldives and is influenced by many languages, most importantly Arabic.

Received 4/22/2009
Posted 4/22/2009
Checked 4/22/2009