Sorry if anybody else already knew this, but I just noticed today: atolls in
the Maldives are named after letters of the Thaana alphabet.

Kaafu Atoll, Alifu Atoll, Dhaalu Atoll, Meemu Atoll, Seenu Atoll, etc.

I wonder, how did this naming scheme come to be? Is it a modern convention
decided by the government or is it a traditional naming?

_ Marco