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Maldives, Republic of.

In the Indian Ocean, SW of India. Area: ca. 115 sq. mi. Brit. protectorate since 1887; indep. as a sultanate 1965; rep. 1968. Ethnic groups: Dravidian, Sinhalese, Arab mixture. Language: Divehi (Sinhalese dialect). Religion: Sunni Moslem.

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