Divehi Ganduvar Kadeeja Manika with her
children. Daughter Fatima Manika on her
mother's lap. On the left is Divehi Ganduvar Hassan
Manikafan and on the right, Divehi Ganduvar
Note that the Malé nobility who bore the name
of Manikfan changed it in favour of Didi in the late 18th
century. The Minicoy nobility and certain families in
the southern Maldive atolls retain Manikfan until present
times. In Minicoy, Manikfan ladies are called Manika but
in the Maldive south, females too are called Manikfan.
Manika is not to be confused with the middle class Maldive
name of Manike. Young Mohamed Didi must have been named
to reflect the family's close ties with Malé.