About Dhivehi: Dhivehi language is literally known as Maldivian language. Dhivehi is an Indo-Aryan language. About 350,000 people in the Maldives speaks this language. Dhivehi language is the national language of Maldives. It is also spoken by the people of Minicoy island in the U.T. of Lakshadweep, India. Divehi is an Indo-European language and is closely related to the language of Sinhalese, a spoken language in Sri Lanka.