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Lakshadweep is a Union Territory[?] of India. It consists of a multitude of islands lying in the Arabian Sea. The name of the archipelago literally means hundred thousand islands (laksha = one hundred thousand, dweep = island). Laccadives is a now-unused anglicized name of this island group (compare to Maldives, Sanskrit name Maladweepa).

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Indian Reef Region - Lakshadweep Islands (http://www.reefindia.org/irregion/laksha.htm)

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