History of Maldives

History of Maldives

History of Maldives Recent archaeological evidence suggests that the islands of the Maldives were first settled in 1500 BC. The islands seem to have been permanently inhabited by Aryan immigrants who are thought to have acquired Sri Lanka’s colonization at the same time. Migrating from South India and Sri Lanka after regular breaks helped to expand the Maldives population.

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connection with the outside world began around 794 AD when Arab tourists began to visit these islands. Arab and Persian businessmen soon began to arrive in large numbers, attracting abundance of pearls, spices, coconuts, dried fish, and especially cow shells (which accepted China’s currency from Africa until the sixteenth century). Done. These traders had a profound impact on Maldivian society and culture, perhaps their most important influence in the religious sector – the Maldives formally adopted Islam in 1153.

After converting to Islam, the rulers of the islands of the Maldives began to be called Sultan. Shah Koimala was renamed Sultan Mohammad-bin-Abdullah and his national empire ruled the Maldives for 265 years under 265 different sultans. After the national rule, the Hilali dynasty came to an end, which ruled under 29 different sultans in 170 different years. It was during this Halal rule (and especially during the reign of Sultan Klaho Mohammed) that Maldives was first invited to establish diplomatic and trade relations with foreign powers – thus the “pearl of the Indian Ocean” in the outside world. Was likely to open.

However, the Maldives had to discover that the interests of foreign powers are rarely the interests. In the middle of the sixteenth century, Portugal invaded the Maldives and defeated the last ruler of the Hilali dynasty, Sultan Ali Shashim. The Portuguese rule lasted for 15 years until they were finally defeated by the great national hero of the Maldives,

Mohammad Thakurfuan. The family that Mohamed Thakroofen had established – the Otimo family – was to rule the Maldives for the next 127 years (under 12 different sultans) until the early twelfth century when foreign powers began to lure the islands again. This time the danger came from the southern coast of India from where the Raja of Cannanore sent a raiding party to Mali to attack Mali. Although Maldivian forces eventually repulsed the Malabar forces, the Athemo family collapsed and was replaced by the Haverige family, led by Ghazi Hassan Izadin (who prevailed until 1968).

After the Malabar attack, the Maldives formed diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka – an alliance that continued in the Dutch and then British colonial periods. In 1887, the Maldives became a British Protectorate and remained until 26 July 1965. On November 11, 1968, the empire was replaced by an independent republic of the History of Maldives,

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