Lakshadweep

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Lakshadweep is the smallest union territory of India. It is located off the coast of the state of Kerela. Only 11 of the islands are inhabited. The population of the islands stands at 60,595.

The people of the Northern parts of the islands speak Malayalam. The people inhabiting Minicoy speak Mahl, a variant of Divehi, the language of the Maldives. 99% of the population is muslim, as they were converted to Islam by Arab traders.

The capital is Kavaratti.