Fiyoaree

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Fiyoaree
ފިޔޯރީ
Inhabited island
Fiyoaree is located in Maldives
Fiyoaree
Fiyoaree
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 0°13′25″N 73°8′10″E / 0.22361°N 73.13611°E / 0.22361; 73.13611Coordinates: 0°13′25″N 73°8′10″E / 0.22361°N 73.13611°E / 0.22361; 73.13611
Country Maldives
Geographic atoll Huvadhu Atoll
Administrative atoll Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
Distance to Malé 440 km (270 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 1.73 km (1.07 mi)
 • Width .73 km (0.45 mi)
Population
 • Total 1,315
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

Fiyoaree or Fiori (Dhivehi: ފިޔޯރީ) is one of the inhabited islands of Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

Women of this island used to weave mats of lesser quality than those of Gaddu, but in larger quantities.

Archaeology[edit]

There are sizeable Buddhist ruins on this island which have been largely unexplored. The most important one is a ruin, probably a large Stupa, measuring about 32 feet in circumference and 3 feet in height is found on the western side of the island.

These archaeological remains have not been properly investigated yet.fiyoaree is the only island where the original raw materials of met(thudukuna)are growing.

References[edit]

  • H. C. P. Bell, The Maldive Islands; Monograph on the History, Archaeology and Epigraphy. Reprint Colombo 1940. Council for Linguistic and Historical Research. Malé 1989
  • H.C.P. Bell, Excerpta Maldiviana. Reprint Colombo 1922/35 edn. Asian Educational Services. New Delhi 1999
  • Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5