[div] Widespread. 331,000 (2012). Total users in all countries: 340,500. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (2008, Constitution, Article 11). Alternate Names: Dhivehi, Divehli, Mali, Malikh, Malki. Autonym: ދިވެހި (Divehi), ދިވެހިބަސް (Divehi-bas). Dialects: Malé, Huvadu, Fuvah Mulaku, Addu, Maliku Bas. Southern dialects mutually intelligible but not with Male’. Southerners understand Male’ by acquired intelligibility. Users of Male’ cannot understand the others. Classification: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Outer Languages, Southern, Sinhalese-Maldivian. Comments: Muslim.