Divehi Akuru or Dhives Akuru is a script formerly used to write the Maldivian language. This script was called Dives Akuru by H. C. P, bell who studied Maldive epigraphy when he retired from the British government service in Colombo and wrote an extensive monography on the archaeology, history and epigraphy of the Maldive islands. The Divehi Akuru has developed from the Grantha script, the early form of this script was Dīvī Grantha which was named Evēla Akuru by H. C. P. Bell in order to distinguish it from the more recent variants of the same script, the ancient form can be seen in the loamaafaanu of the 12th and 13th centuries and in inscriptions on coral stone dating back from the Maldive Buddhist period. Like the Sinhala script and most of the scripts of India. Divehi Akuru was still used in some atolls in the South Maldives as the script around 70 years ago. Since then, the use is purely scholarly, or its used by hobbyists and it can still be found on gravestones, and some monuments, including the stone base of the pillars supporting the main structure of the ancient friday mosque in Malé. Bell obtained a book written in Divehi Akuru in Addu Atoll, in the south of Maldives. This book is now kept in the National Archives of Sri Lanka in Colombo, Bodufenvalhuge Sidi, an eminent Maldivian scholar, wrote a book called Divehi Akuru in 1959 prompted by then Prime Minister Ibrahim Nasir, in order to clarify H. C. P. However, Maldivian cultural associations have not paid attention to Bodufenvalhuge Sidis work. Monograph on the History, Archaeology and Epigraphy, the Evolution of the Sinhalese Script. The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom, Indian Epigraphy and South Indian Scripts. Bulletin of the Madras Government Museum
The last version of the Maldivian script used after the conversion of people to Islam around the 1700s.
Standard Indic order. This table is provided as a reference for the position of the letters on the table.