AskDefine | Define Sinhalese

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Sinhalese adj
1 of or relating to the Sinhalese languages; "the Sinhalese verions of the Ramayana" [syn: Sinhala, Singhalese]
2 of or relating to the Sinhalese people; "Sinhalese rebels fighting the Tamils" [syn: Singhalese]

Noun

1 a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka [syn: Singhalese]
2 the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka [syn: Singhalese, Sinhala]

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  1. Indo-Aryan language of about 12,000,000 non-Tamil people of Sri Lanka.

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the language

Noun

  1. A Sinhalese person.

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Sinhalese person

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to Sri Lanka.

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of or pertaining to Sri Lanka

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Extensive Definition

Sinhala is the Sanskrit word for the island of Sri Lanka. Sinhala or Sinhalese can refer to:

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