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TIL that the American pronunciation of "Maldives" is "mall dives" and I am still kind of processing that

@vajra I was not aware that we had a unique mispronunciation; I just always thought the name was mal-DEEVES

@DialMforMara same! but wiktionary et al list both with this as the US version, so apparently it's an established variation

@vajra Weirdly, I always thought it was mall deeves.