Photographer's Note

Fuvahmulah (Dhivehi: ފުވައްމުލައް) is a large single island (by itself a small detached atoll) in the Maldives. It is one of the administrative divisions of the Maldives under the name Gnaviyani Atoll or Nyaviyani Atoll. The inhabitants speak a distinctive form of the Dhivehi language, known as Mulaki baha.
The name of this island means "Island of the Areca nut palms", Fuvah (or "Fua") in the local language. Other places in the world like Penang in Malaysia and Guwahati in Assam, India, are also named after this nut. The original name of the island could have simply been Mulah, but was called Fuvahmulah (the Mulah with the arecanut palms) to distinguish it from Boli Mulah- another important island in ancient Maldives.

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  • Copyright: Mohamed Shaheed (shaheed) (4)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-10-09
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-08 4:24
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