Maldive Islands

Maldive Islands, a chain of several hundred tiny coral islands in the Indian Ocean stretching 550 m. southward from a point 300 m. SW. of Cape Comorin, 200 of which are inhabited; Malé is the residence of the sultan, who is a tributary of the governor of Ceylon; the natives are akin to the Singhalese, and occupy themselves gathering cowries, cocoa-nuts, and tortoise-shell for exportation.

Population (circa 1900) given as 20,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Malcolm Canmore * Malebolge
Maladetta, Mount
Malaga
Malagrowther
Malaise
Malaprop, Mrs.
Mälar Lake
Malay Archipelago
Malays
Malcolm, Sir John
Malcolm Canmore
Maldive Islands
Malebolge
Malebranche, Nicholas
Malesherbes, Lamoignon de
Malherbe, François de
Malignants
Malines
Malingering
Mallet, David
Mallock, William Hurrell
Malmaison