Main definitions of Divehi in English

: Divehi1Divehi2

Divehi1

noun

mass noun
  • The Indic language spoken in the Maldives, related to Sinhalese.

    Also called Maldivian

Origin

Divehi, ‘Maldivian’, perhaps originally ‘(language of) island dwellers’.

Pronunciation

Divehi

/ˈdiːveɪhi/

Main definitions of Divehi in English

: Divehi1Divehi2

Divehi2

(also divehi, dhivehi)

noun

mass noun
  • The Indo-Aryan language of the Maldives, which is closely related to Sinhala; = "Maldivian".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From Divehi Divehi, Dhivehi Maldivian, perhaps originally lit. ‘(language of) island-dwellers’.

Pronunciation

Divehi

/ˈdiːveɪhi/