A group of some 1,200 islands, 202 of which are inhabited, lying between just south of the equator and 8 degrees north in Northern Indian Ocean, 675 kilometres southwest of Sri Lanka.

Name: Republic of Maldives
Location: Asia
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Malé
Main Cities: Freeport
Population: 241,000
Area []:300
Languages: Divehi
Religions: Muslim

National Anthem:
mi ekuverikan matii tibegen kuriime salaam,
Gavmii bahun gina heyo du'aa kuramun kuriime salaam.
Gavmii nishaanang hurmataa eku boo lambai tibegen
Audaanakan libigen e vaa dida-ak kuriime salaam.

Nasraa nasiibaa kaamyaabu-ge ramzakang himenee
Fessaa rataai hudaa ekii fenumun kuriime salaam.
Fakhraa sharaf gavmang e hoodai devvi batalunna'
Zikraage mativeri l entakun adugai kuriime salaam.
Divehiinge ummay kuri arai silmaa salaamatugai
Divehiinge nan molu vun adai tibegen kuriime salaam.

Minivankamaa madaniyyataa libigen mi 'aalamugai
Dinigen hitaamatakun tibun edigen kuriime salaam.
Dinaai verinnang heyo hitun hurmay adaa kuramun
Siidaa vafaaterikan matii tibegen kuriime salaam.
Davlatuge aburaa 'izzataa mativeri vegen abada'
Audaana vun edi heyo du'aa kuramun kuriime salaam.

We salute you in this national unity.
We salute you, with many good wishes in the national tongue,
Bowing the head in respect to the national symbol.
We salute the flag that has such might;
It falls into the sphere of victory, fortune and success
With its green and red and white together, and therefore we salute it.

To those heroes who sought out honour and pride for the nation
We give salute today in auspicious verses of remembrance.
May the nation of the Maldivian Islanders advance under guard and protection
And the name of the Maldivian Islanders become great.
Thus we pledge as we salute.

We wish for their freedom and progress in this world
And for their freedom from sorrows, and thus we salute.
With full respect and heartfelt blessing towards religion and our leaders,
We salute you in uprightness and truth.
May the State ever have auspicious honour and respect.
With good wishes for your continuing might, we salute you.

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