Viringili (Maliku Atoll)
Villingili (Dhivehi: ވިރިންގިލި ; Malayalam: വിരിന്ഗാ), is an uninhabited islet in Lakshadweep, India. It is located at the southwestern end of Minicoy's reef, in Maliku Atoll.
It is the location where the lepers of Lakshadweep were banished, where they lived in abject conditions
The island belongs to the township of Minicoy of Minicoy Tehsil.
Viringili is barely 200 m in length. It is fringed with gravel and it is covered with bushes. A few stunted coconut trees grow in the center of the island. It has a distance of 0.6 km (0.37 mi) from Minicoy.
Lakshadweep in India
The islet of Viringili.
- Bell, H.C.P.: The Maldive Islands, An account of the physical features, History, Inhabitants, Productions and Trade. Colombo 1883.
- Xavier Romero-Frias, The Maldive Islanders, A Study of the Popular Culture of an Ancient Ocean Kingdom. Barcelona 1999, ISBN 84-7254-801-5
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