Monday, August 25, 2008

about suvadive islands......
The United Suvadive Republic (Dhivehi: އެކުވެރި ސުވައިދީބު ޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ) or Suvadive Islands was a short-lived breakaway nation in the remote Southern Atolls of the Maldive Islands, namely Addu Atoll, Huvadhu Atoll and Fuvammulah that geographically make up the Suvadive archipelago.
The name of this nation was originally an ancient name for the three southernmost atolls of the Maldives. Suvadive (Dhivehi: ސުވައިދީބު) is based on the ancient name for
Huvadhu Atoll, which is by far the largest in the small southern atoll group. The Suvadive secession occurred within in the context of the struggle of the Maldives emerging as a modern nation, but still shackled by feudal and autocratic power structures. The alleged causes were the centralistic policies of the government in Malé and the recent independence of both neighboring countries, India and Ceylon. At that time the Maldives had remained a British protectorate. The Suvadives declared independence on January 3, 1959. They capitulated, rejoining the rest of the nation in September 23, 1963.
Atoll Summary Administrative name Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll Atoll name Huvadhu Atoll Location 0° 28' N and 0° 10' N Letter Q Abbreviation GDh (ގދ) Capital
Thinadhoo Population 18485 No. of Islands 153 Inhabited Islands 10 Atoll Chief Ali Shareef Inhabited Islands Fares Fiyoaree Gaddhoo Hoandeddhoo Maathodaa Madaveli Nadellaa Rathafandhoo Thinadhoo Vaadhoo Uninhabited Islands
Aakiraahuttaa, Athihuttaa, Badéfodiyaa, Barahuttaa, Baulhagallaa, Bodehuttaa, Bodérehaa, Bolimathaidhoo, Dhékanbaa, Dhérékudhéhaa, Dhigérehaa, Dhigulaabadhoo, Dhinmanaa, Dhiyanigilllaa, Dhonigallaa, Dhoonirehaa, Ehéhuttaa, Ekélondaa, Faahuttaa, Faanahuttaa, Faathiyéhuttaa, Faréhulhudhoo, Farukoduhuttaa, Fatéfandhoo, Femunaidhoo, Fenevenehuttaa, Féreythavilingillaa, Fonahigillaa, Gaazeeraa,
Gan, Gehémaagalaa, Gehévalégalaa, Golhaallaa, Haadhoo, Hadahaahuttaa, Hakandhoo, Handaidhoo, Havoddaa, Havodigalaa, Hevaahulhudhoo, Hiyanigilihuttaa, Hoothodéyaa, Hulheddhoo, Hunigondiréhaa, Isdhoo, Kaadeddhoo Island, Kaafaraataa, Kaafénaa, Kaalhéhutta, Kaalhéhuttaa, Kaashidhoo, Kadahalagalaa, Kadévaaréhaa, Kalhaidhoo, Kalhéfalaa, Kalhehigillaa, Kalhéhuttaa, Kalhéréhaa, Kanandhoo, Kandeddhoo, Kannigilla, Kautihulhudhoo, Kélaihuttaa, Keraminthaa, Kereddhoo, Kéyhuvadhoo, Kodaanahuttaa, Kodédhoo, Kodégalaa, Koduhutigallaa, Kodurataa, Konontaa, Kudhé-ehivakaa, Kudhéhulheddhoo, Kudhélifadhoo, Kudhérataa, Kudhukélaihuttaa, Kurikeymaahuttaa, Laihaa, Lifadhoo, Lonudhoo, Lonudhoohuttaa, Maadhoo, Maaéhivakaa, Maagodiréhaa, Maahéraa, Maahutigallaa, Maarehaa, Maavaarulaa, Maaveddhoo, Maguddhoo, Mainaadhoo, Mallaaréhaa, Mariyankoyya Rataa, Mathaidhoo, Mathihuttaa, Mathikera-nanahuththaa, Meehunthibenehuttaa, Menthandhoo, Meragihuttaa, Meyragilla, Mudhimaahuttaa, Odavarrehaa, Oinigillaa, Olhimuntaa, Olhurataa, Raabadaaféhéreehataa, Rahadhoo, Ralhéodagallaa, Reddhahuttaa, Rodhevarrehaa, Thelehuttaa, Thinehuttaa, Ukurihuttaa, Ulégalaa, Vairéyaadhoo, Vatavarrehaa, Veraavillingillaa, Villigalaa

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Depopulation 1962
This island was formerly known as Havaru Thinadhoo and it was the traditional seat of the Huvadhu Atoll Chief. 'Havaru' meaning 'Military' as the island was occupied by millitants for control of the Huvadhoo region.
In 1962 Havaru Thinadhoo was completely destroyed on the orders of Prime Minister
Ibrahim Nasir to end the separatist movement of the United Suvadive Republic. The islanders were told to go to the shallow reef, where they were standing for hours with water up to their necks. Meanwhile all houses were destroyed, all wells broken and filled with rubble, all trees were cut and much property was looted while the islanders watched. The island was then depopulated and its people dispersed. Some secessionist leaders, most of them notables, were arrested, tortured and imprisoned. Most didn't survive.
The population of Thinadhoo was forced to flee to nearby islands where they were maltreated. One story of the settlers in Vadhoo had to trade gold for a handful of rice. In almost all the islands where they dispered the numbers were declining with the dead.
Havaru Thinadhoo was resettled on the 22nd August 1966 by 2500 people. 440 households were rebuilt. The name of this island was changed from Havaru Thinadhoo to Thinadhoo on 27th June 1979.

Enamaa Boat Incident 2004
The Maldive boat Enamaa was carrying far more than its capacity of up to 126 when a wave overturned it. Twenty one people died with two missing when Enamaa boat capsized into the sea of Gaafu Dhaalu atoll on March 17th, 2004.The Enamaa boat was traveling at nine and a half nautical miles per hour to Thinadhoo Island after watching the home team play a football match in Vilingili Island in Gaafu Alifu atoll