The Nuttall Encyclopedia
group of low-lying coral islands 200 m. W. of the Malabar coast of India, mostly barren, and yielding chiefly cocoa-nuts; the population being Hindus professing Mohammedanism and poorly off.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Laccadives, the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/l/laccadives-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.