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Maldives, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMaldives, thethe MaldivesMal‧dives, the /ˈmɔːldiːvz, -dɪvz, -daɪvz/ [plural]  a country made up of a group of small islands in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka, which are known for their beautiful beaches. Population: 393,988 (2014). Capital: Malé. The Maldives are threatened by the process of global warming, because the land is very flat and, if the sea level rises much, the islands could disappear.Maldivian /mɔːlˈdɪviən/ noun, adjective
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