Dhivehi Language Academy inaugurated

President Mohamed Nasheed has inaugurated a Dhivehi Language Academy to promote, preserve and study the origins and usage of the Dhivehi language.

Nasheed appointed five members to the Academy: Nu-uma Abdul Raheem, Rafia Abdul Gadir, Mohamed Amir Ahmed, Zeenath Ahmed Dhanbu Suthulige, and Ashraf Ali, stating that their appointment reflected their “skill and dedication to linguistics”.

During the inaugration ceremony held at the National Art Gallery, Nasheed urged members of the Academy “to be broad minded and open to adaptation of foreign concepts while dealing with the study of creation and evolution of Dhivehi language over a period of time in history,” according to a statement from the President’s Office.