Historical and Linguistic Survey of Dhivehi: Final Reportby Prof. Stanley Wijesundera, Prof. G.D. Wijayawardhana, Prof. J.B. Disanayaka, Hassan Ahmed Maniku, and Mohamed Luthufee. Sri Lanka, University of Colombo 1988Dialect Variation in Dhivehi is caused by:Geographic factors[This] seems to be the most important factor that has given rise to regional variation. northernmost island is 470 miles away

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Maldive Studies: Language and EpigraphyChapter 30 fromH.C.P. Bell, Archaeologist of Ceylon and Maldivesby Bethia N. Bell and Heather M. Bell Wales 1993 Archetype Publications H.C.P. Bell (1851-1937) Archaeological Commissioner of Ceylon (1890-1912) Bell never provided a systematic treatment of the Maldive language, ancient and modern. Instead, we shall see that his writings arose from the

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Scripts of MaldivesNaseema Mohamed from Essays on Early Maldives National Centre of Linguistic and Historical Research (NCLHR) Male’, Maldives 2004IntroductionAncient Maldives was known by many different names, among them Mahiladvipika, Diva Mahal, Maldiva and the Cowrie Islands, but the traditional name for these islands is Dhivehi Raajje, the inhabitants are Dhivehin, and their language is Dhivehi.The

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