Meedhoo is the most seasoned populated island in Addu Atoll otherwise called Seenu Atoll in the Republic of Maldives, having been settled somewhere in the range of 1000 and 500 BCE. Its name originates from the first Indo-Aryan pilgrims; Meedhoo signifies "Huge Island" in Sanskrit. Meedhoo is situated in the northernmost tip of Addu Atoll. The first pioneers were Divehi individuals of Aryan birthplace. An Arab voyager by the name of Yoosuf Naib planted the seed of Islam and manufactured a place to love Allah in the twelfth century; this turned into the nation's first mosque.
The island has since been known as a focal point of learning and Islamic religious training, renowned for the researchers it has created. Since the sixteenth century, eight locals of Meedhoo have filled in as fandiyaaru, or qazi, at Male. Right up 'til the present time, Meedhoo's Ulamma and different ministers stand their ground with those of the capital. Meedhoo is one of the biggest islands in the Maldives. Regardless of its separation from the capital Male and its nearly little populace, Meedhoo has kept up a lopsided significance in Maldivian undertakings. The most seasoned burial ground in the Maldives, Kogannu, is situated in Meedhoo.