A Maldivian Dictionary / Edition 1

A Maldivian Dictionary / Edition 1

by Christopher Reynolds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415298083

ISBN-13: 9780415298087

Pub. Date: 07/22/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415298087
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

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