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    1.The Republic of Maldives

    2. The Republic of the Maldives

    Which of the above usage is correct.

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    Re: Usage

    According to the CIA information site:

    conventional long form: Republic of Maldives
    conventional short form: Maldives
    local long form: Dhivehi Raajjeyge Jumhooriyyaa
    local short form: Dhivehi Raajje

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