Republic of Maldives

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The islands were under British protection from 1887 to mid-1965. They now enjoy complete independence under the agreement signed in Colombo on 26 July 1965. Maldives became a republic on 11 Nov. 1968.

Book of Reference

  1. Bell, H. C. P., History, Archaeology and Epigraphy of the Maldive Islands. Ceylon Govt. Press, Colombo, 1940Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1980

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  • John Paxton

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