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culture of Maldives

Culture of Maldives

Once a major stopover on the trade route in the Indian Ocean, the culture of the Maldives retains all the myriad influences the islanders obtained from long and short-term visitors over centuries. The population in this developing nation is concentrated in Male, which offers many employment opportunities.

Dhivehi, the national language, is spoken only in this island nation and nowhere else in the world. English is the second language in the islands, used primarily for business and official purposes, and this has helped Maldives tours greatly.

The Maldives is a liberal Islamic nation where nudity is forbidden (naturally, swimwear is accepted in the resorts). Only Sunni Islam is permitted in the islands, and Male, the capital city, boasts more than 20 mosques. Women play an important role in society, particularly as men are away fishing all day.

Your bespoke Maldives vacations will allow plenty of time to shop – a popular activity with the local people! Every evening, large crowds flock to the various shops selling goods on the high streets of Male.

Top Maldives Travel Tips – Culture

Do make a visit to the local market or even the fish market in Male – where you will see the catch of the day being hauled in. This will offer you wonderful insights into the island nation’s culture and cuisine.

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