Learn about Maldives culture before holidaying there. The Maldives are between the trading route of the Indian Ocean. Visitors from neighbouring areas all round the world have had contact with the Maldives, for as long as the islands have been there. This has had a significant effect on the people and their cultures, which can be noticed in the way they talk, their opinions, the arts, crafts, and their outlook.
The inhabitants of the Maldives looks contrast from one atoll to the next, due to the genes passed down from the various visitors and traders over the years. As diverse as South and Southeast Asians, Africans, and Arabians. The Maldivians speak Dhivehi and the dialect is different in some areas of the Maldives. Maldivian beliefs have been centred around religion and superstition. Islam is the main faith in the Maldives but the impact of the supernatural, still to this day, plays a key part in many Maldives island communities.
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