A Maldivian Dictionary by Christopher ReynoldsA Maldivian Dictionary by Christopher Reynolds

A Maldivian Dictionary

byChristopher ReynoldsEditorChristopher Reynolds

Hardcover | July 22, 2003

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Maldivian (also known as Divehi) is spoken on the Maldive Islands located off the southwest tip of India in the Indian Ocean. It is an Indo-Aryan language, formerly written in a script resembling Sinhalese script. After the islands became exclusively Islamic, it was found convenient to design a script reading from right to left, so that Arabic words could be accommodated in Maldivian sentences. An official scheme of roman transliteration for Maldivian was adopted by the Maldive government in the 1970s. This Maldivian-English Dictionary consists of 5000 individual entries.
Christopher Reynolds received his BA degree in 1948 from Oxford University. He was Lecturer in Sinhalese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, between 1953-87. After spending four months in the capital city of Mal¿he made a special study of the Maldivian language (Dihevi) in 1967, before the country was g...
Title:A Maldivian DictionaryFormat:HardcoverPublished:July 22, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415298083

ISBN - 13:9780415298087

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