About the island



Alifu Alifu


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The island is 87.96 km (55 mi; 47 nmi) west of the country's capital. In centuries past, two male African slaves who had been bought by the kings on their Hajj trips to Mecca were formally released from slavery and were settled in this island. One of them was called Sangoru. He had been working for years at the palace in Malé before the ailing king released him in order to gain merit in the afterlife.