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LIST OF KINGS OF THE MALDIVE ISLANDS. 529
The date of accession in each case has been converted from A.H.
The Tdrjkh is said to record distinctly the accession of the first
Moslem Sultan a~s having taken place in A.D. 1141, and his con-
version to Mahomedanism twelve years later, in 1153. This date,
if reliable, puts the conversion about. fifty years earlier than the
date suggested above at p. 460. But it is probable that in successive
Copyings of the Tdrikh more errors may have accumulated than in
the later parts of it; and in particular it is to be noted that Sultan
Dai!td (No. 16) is here entered as the grandson of No. 12, while
Ibn Batuta (v. 8., p. 460) states that he was grandson of the first
Convert. The Moorish traveller, indeed, is not to be implicitly
trusted in matters of genealogy. The date given to Daud, 130~,
Corroborates his story to this extent, that the traveller may well
have married that Sultan's grand-daughter in 1341, but he may be
wrong in asserting that Daiid was grandson, being, perhaps, a
remoter descendant, of the first converted king.
No Aceeftion. Reigned.
1 1141 ~ . . . 25 -
2 1 l6~ Muti lCalaminja2 [Nos. 1 and 2, sons of
sisters] . - 19 -
3 ll8~'~ . . - 8 -
4 119k Dinai Kalarninja [son of Fahihiriytt Mavaki-
lage] . . . - 7
~ 11 9~ Dihai Kalaminja [son of Fahihiriya Mav~ki-
lagej . . . 15
This is the Sultan whom Maldive tradition, now at least, regardo as
the first Convert to Mahomedanism, and to whom is given the title
f)arumavanta (Dharmmavanta), "the religious", "the just". If hebe
not identical with Thu Batuta's "Ahmed Shanuraza", I should be in-
clined to trust lbn Batuta, whose account of the inscription in the
mosque is circumstantial (v. ~., p. 448). The TankS fixes the date of
the conversion at the year 11534.
2 The honorific kalanzin/a is stated to imply more than our "royal
higbne~~, viz., descent from royalty through both parents.