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    Maldives People - 1990

      Population: 217,945 (July 1990), growth rate 3.7% (1990)

      Birth rate: 46 births/1,000 population (1990)

      Death rate: 9 deaths/1,000 population (1990)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1990)

      Infant mortality rate: 76 deaths/1,000 live births (1990)

      Life expectancy at birth: 60 years male, 65 years female (1990)

      Total fertility rate: 6.6 children born/woman (1990)

      Nationality: noun--Maldivian(s); adjective--Maldivian

      Ethnic divisions: admixtures of Sinhalese, Dravidian, Arab, and black

      Religion: Sunni Muslim

      Language: Divehi (dialect of Sinhala; script derived from Arabic); English spoken by most government officials

      Literacy: 36%

      Labor force: 66,000 (est.); 80% engaged in fishing industry

      Organized labor: none

      NOTE: The information regarding Maldives on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Maldives People 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Maldives People 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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