We all know that the Maldives is one of the best tourist destinations in the world but how many of us know that it is a country that is also home to a friendly and hospitable population who has a rich historical background and has a vibrant culture. Read on to know more about the people in the Maldives.
A bit of History
The first settlers of the Maldives were seafarers from a fairly wide range of backgrounds. It is believed that most of them have arrived from India, Sri Lanka and eastern, bringing with them their culture and traditions.
Maldivian cuisine is primarily based on seafood which is abundantly available in the seas surrounding the islands, trying out the local food is one of the best things to do in Maldives. You can discover iconic Maldivian dishes in pretty much any resort located within the archipelago the likes of Baros Maldives.
Religion and Social Norms
Since the Maldives are a strictly Muslim nation, Sharia law and many other restrictions are imposed on the citizens. When you are visiting the populated islands of Maldives you should wear clothing that covers your shoulders and legs.
The national language of the Maldives is Divehi. It is a unique language that only spoken in the islands. Linguists state that Divehi has a strong resemblance to Sinhala which is a language spoken in Sri Lanka.
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