How To Learn Dhivehi Language

What is Dhivehi language?

Dhivehi language is spoken in Maldives. It is an official language of Maldives.@Dhivehi is the Indo-European family of language. Dhivehi uses Thaana script and writes from right to left. More information

The literature on Dhivehi language

Now there is only one "English-Dhivehi and Dhivehi- English" dictionary . And there is no Dhivehi grammar books. The following easy Dhivehi phrase books exist.

  • Practical Dhivehi, M. Zuhair, A Novelty Publication, ISBN 99915-3-001-8
    [Notice: written in English, Dhivehi in Latin script]

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  • Dhivehi Phrase Book, published by Ahmed Saleem, published July 1994, Printed by SRNIVAS FINE ARTS SIVAKASI-626 123 INDIA, ISBN No.99915-800-0-X
    [Notice: written in English, Dhivehi in Latin script]
F.Abdulla and M.O'Shea

Micheal O'Shea
c/-History Dept.
Armidale, N.S.W.
Australia, 2351>

You can buy this dictionary on this site.
You can free download the revision of this dictionary at "Maldives Culture" site.

A Maldivian Dictionary
by Christ Reynolds (Author)

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon; 1 edition (July 22, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0415298083
ISBN-13: 978-0415298087

You can buy this dictionary on amazon.

  • "IRU" EASY DHIVEHI FOR FOREIGNERS, Novelty Printers & Publishers, First print 1982
    [Notice: written in English, German, Italian, Japanese and Singhalese. Dhivehi in thaana script and Latin script. This is not a phrase book. It is mentioned some words and figures.]
Maniku, Hassan Ahmed, and J.B.Disanayaka. 1990. Say it in Maldivian(Dhivehi). Colombo: Lake House Investments Ltd.

It is written in English. There is a English-Dhivehi dictionary which was appeared about 2000 words in this book. This book is appeared about Dhivehi grammar.
  • Talking with Asian friends 23 Asian language
    Published by Kagyusha

[Notice: written by Japanese, English and Dhivehi in Thaana script. This is not a phrase book. It is mentioned some words.]
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(This home page is written by Japanese only, no English)
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About Novelty Printers & Publishers :

Novelty Printers & Publishers, Tel: (960)322401, 322474, Telex: (960)66045, Fax: (960)327039

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