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External Resources

Computational Resources

  1. Dhivehi Writing System
    - Dhivehi consonants and vowels along with some characters involved in the transliteration of Arabic
  2. Online Virtual Dhivehi Keyboard
    - Keyboard with Dhivehi characters


  1. English - Dhivehi Dictionary
    - Translations divided into 3 parts: English - Dhivehi, Dhivehi - English, and Numbers
    - "Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research"
  2. English - Dhivehi Dictionary Online
    - Multiple translations of English words and phrases to Dhivehi
  3. Useful Phrases in Maldivian - Omniglot
    - English phrases/words translated into Dhivehi
    - "If you would like to use the material for personal, educational or non-commercial purposes you're welcome to do so. Don't forget to mention where it came from."
  4. Vocabulary of the Maldivian Language
    - Letters and vocabulary words of Dhivehi
    - This is from JSTOR so I think we could use it.

Grammatical Descriptions

  1. "A Descriptive and Historical Grammar of Maldivian and Its Dialects
    - Phonology, Morphology, and Syntactical Structure of Dhivehi
    - "All rights reserved"
  2. "Dhivehi: The Language of Maldives"
    - Includes detailed description of Dhivehi grammar plus examples
    - "All rights reserved"

Scientific Works

  1. "Maldivian Prototypical Passives and Related Constructions"
    - This is a very technical paper about some of the syntactic features of Dhivehi and its relation to Sinhala.
  2. A General Overview of the Dhivehi Language
    - This gives a general overview of the Dhivehi Language, including some background on the Maldivian people & culture, historical development of the language, and modern Dhivehi.
    - "No part of this publication may be reproduced in whole or part, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission of the publishers. For information regarding permissions please write to The National Centre for Linguistic and Historical Research, H.Sunnyside, Male, Republic of Maldives, nclhr@dhivehinet.net.mv"
  3. The Phonological Efficiency of the Writing System
    - This talks about how phonological efficient the Dhivehi writing system is.


  1. Dhivehi Edition of Wikipedia
    - Listing of a few articles in Dhivehi
    - "Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License"
  2. Links to Texts in Dhivehi
    - This is a link to the >3000 Wikipedia Articles in Dhivehi - will extract them using the Wikipedia Extractor.
    - The texts found from the links are "available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License"
  3. Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Dhivehi
    - Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Dhivehi - could directly compare to the English version.
    - Public document so I think we could use it?
  4. Bible


  1. OLAC
  2. The literature on Dhivehi language
  3. Say it in Maldivian (Dhivehi) - J. B. Disanayake (Available at UPENN)

Developed Resources


  1. Dhivehi/Keyboard
  2. Git Repository for Dhivehi Keyboard
  3. Dhivehi Transducer
  4. Dhivehi Disambiguator
  5. Dhivehi and English


  1. Git Repository for Dhivehi Corpus
  2. Dhivehi Grammar