Kanditheemu (Shaviyani Atoll)
|Geographic atoll||Miladhummadulhu Atoll|
|Administrative atoll||Shaviyani Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||258.78 km (160.80 mi)|
|• Length||1.720 km (1.069 mi)|
|• Width||0.700 km (0.435 mi)|
|• Total||1,094 (including foreigners)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:00 (MST)|
The oldest written sample of the Thaana script in which the Dhivehi language is written is found in Kanditheemu. It is inscribed on the door posts of the main Hukuru Miskiy (Friday mosque) of the island. The dates 1008AH (1599AD) and 1020AH (1611AD) are written on either sides of the door as the dates for the building and the renewal of the roof during the reigns of Ibrahim Kalaafaan (Sultan Ibrahim III) and Hussain Faamuladeyri Kilege (Sultan Hussain II) respectively.
The total land area of the island is 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi) and surrounded by deep lagoons on the northern and southern end of the island, where boats can be anchored. The main occupation of the people of Kanditheemu is fishing.
|2006-2014: Census populations|
- "Table PP5: Resident Population by sex, nationality and locality (administrative islands), 2014" (PDF). Population and Households Census 2014. National Bureau of Statistics. p. 33. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- "Coordinate Distance Calculator". Boulter.com. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- "Table 3.3: Total Maldivian Population by Islands" (PDF). National Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
- Divehiraajjege Jōgrafīge Vanavaru. Muhammadu Ibrahim Lutfee. G.Sōsanī. Malé 1999.
- The Islands of Maldives. Hasan A. Maniku. Novelty. Male 1983.
- A Concise Etymological Vocabulary of Dhivehi Language. Hasan A. Maniku. Speedmark. Colombo 2000.
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