Maldives Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of the Maldives?
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Last updated: June 19, 2020
First submittedMay 30, 2019
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Capital city
Malé
Body of water in which the Maldives is located
Indian Ocean
Maldives is composed of 26 of this type of island, a coral reef surrounding a lagoon
Atoll
Per-capita, Maldives eats more of this type of animal than any other country
Fish
Maldives has the lowest average ______ of any country
Elevation
Because of this, the Maldives are often considered to be the country that
is most-threatened by this phenomenon
Global Warming
Country from which the Maldives gained independence in 1965
United Kingdom
State religion
Islam
Dominant religion before that, from the 3rd century B.C. until the 1200s
Buddhism
Type of natural disaster which devastated the Maldives in 2004
Tsunami
In ancient times, the Maldives provided a large number of these, which were
used as currency in parts of the world
Cowry shells
Industry that accounts for 60% of foreign-exchange receipts
Tourism
Official language
Dhivehi
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2020
Good quiz, had no idea regarding the official language of the Maldives, surprised and not quite convinced that 73% of quiz takers knew that it was 'Dhivehi'.... without doing the quiz first.
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Level 77
Jun 19, 2020
The number might fall, I know it from the official languages quiz.
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2020
It seems to also be known as Maldivian, which is accepted as a type-in.
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Level 80
Jun 20, 2020
Everyone just uses (or tries) Maldivian.
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Level 56
Jun 20, 2020
Maybe accept sea level rise for the phenomenon? I get that global warming is the cause but the rising sea level would be the problem at the end
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Level 79
Jun 20, 2020
No Static Atoll
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2020
Can Divehi be accepted for Dhivehi?