View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Why Call it Cyclone Gonu?

Here is a triad of questions for Trivia Night with the answers down below:

1. Where did the name ‘Gonu’ come from?

2. What language is the word ‘Gonu’?

3. What does ‘Gonu’ mean?

1. It is a name contributed by the Maldives, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, where Gonu originated.

2. ‘Gonu’ is from Dhivehi, the Maldivian language.

3. ‘Gonu’ is the name given to a bag made from palm leaves, as you do in the Maldives.

Geoff Pound

Image: Map of the Maldives

Source: Wikipedia