Maybe it's an error, but the current listing for the English form is:
and for French:

So we would be adding both the English form Maldivian and Dhivehi. Which
is fine and I don't believe we need a vote. I don't have the information
that Maldivian ever got approved as another form of the language name.


On Sun, 21 May 2006, [UTF-8] Håvard  Hjulstad wrote:

> (1) In the Thaana script (see & the name seems to be:
> Øދިވެހި
> (letters dhaalu+ibifili vaavu+ebefili haa+ibifili)
> That is Romanized "dhivehi" according to the system given in the Wikipedia.
> So the Romanized form of the indigenous name seems to be clearly "dhivehi".
> The question, however, is not the indigenous name. Looking up "Divehi" and "Dhivehi" in English returns more hits for the former, but a significant number also for the latter. And since the "daviyani" letter ("d") represents a spirant sound, while the "dhaalu" letter ("dh") actually represents the "d sound", there is every good reason to retain the English form Divehi.
> However, I don't have any objection to adding the other form, in effect changing the English name from "Divehi; Maldivian" to "Divehi; Dhivehi; Maldivian".
> The French name is just "maldivien". Should it remain unchanged?
> The indigenous name is already correct.
> (2) Do we need to vote on changing the English name from "Divehi; Maldivian" to "Divehi; Dhivehi; Maldivian"?
> Håvard
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> It seems to me that we should add the alternate spelling to the language name(s). Is there any objection to that?
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