This ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY of traditional Maldivian architectural features and ornamentation has been prepared by the Maldives Heritage Survey Team, led by Michael Feener at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. It is intended as a research tool for scholars and students interested in the material culture and built heritage of the islands, and particularly as a reference for working with the data made available on the MHS Project Database.

We would like to thank Mariyam Isha Azeez for her work on compiling these materials, as well as Mauroof Jameel and Muhammad Kamal for their expert contributions and advice.