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History of maldives-island

Early settlers of Maldives were Dravidian people from South India and Sri Lanka. It is widely believed that Jat, Gujjar and Sindhi people from North India were also a part of the early stages of migration to the islands. The earliest written account of the history of Maldives refers to the arrival of the Sinhalese who arrived between 543 BC and 483 BC. Buddhism spread in the country during Emperor Ashoka’s expansion, and remained as the dominant religion until the 12th century, when conversion to Islam started. \n\nMaldives was declared as a British protected state in exchange of an annual tribute, following a contract between the Sultan of Maldives and British Governor of Ceylon. In 1959, the people protested against the government and created the United Suvadive Republic; Abdullah Afeef was elected as the president and Hithadhoo was chosen as the capital. \n\nOn 26 July 1965, Maldives obtained political independence from the British. For the next three years, Muhammad Fareed Didi ruled as the king. The country was declared as a republic on 11 November 1968 following a referendum. Ibrahim Nasir was chosen as the President, but fled to Singapore in 1978 after his administration weakened. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was elected as the president and ruled for the next 30 years after winning consecutive elections. Tourism flourished under his rule and led to further economic development. During the 1980s, Nasir supporters attempted a coup before peace was resorted with the help of Indian troops.

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