Divehi Jumhuriya (Republic of the Maldives)
  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The islands were under British protection from 1887 until complete independence was achieved on 26 July 1965. Maldives became a republic on 11 Nov. 1968. An attempted coup took place in Nov. 1988.

Further Reading

  1. Bell, H. C. P., History, Archaeology and Epigraphy of the Maldive Islands. Ceylon Govt. Press, Colombo, 1940Google Scholar
  2. Bernini, F. and Corbin, G., Maldives. Turin, 1973Google Scholar
  3. Forbes, A., D. W., The Maldives. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1989Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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  • Brian Hunter

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