National Geographic : 1957 Jun
© National Geographic Society + Male Says "Welcome" with a Kite Kite flying is the Maldivian's favorite sport. Men and boys alike sail big tailless toys in the monsoon winds. Noisemakers attached to frames roar like jets and whine like sawmills. + Bonnets Ward Off the Tropic Sun Maldivians, a people of uncertain origin, speak a language akin to Sinhalese. Education is compulsory. Necklace of pieces of eight may have come from the wreck of an old Portuguese galleon.