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Sinhalese (adj.)

also Cingalese, Singhalese, "pertaining to Sri Lanka," 1797, from Sanskrit Sinhala "Sri Lanka, Ceylon," from simhala-, literally "of lions," from simhah "lion." As the name of a language spoken there, it is attested from 1801.

updated on December 08, 2017

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Definitions of Sinhalese from WordNet
1
Sinhalese (n.)
a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka;
Synonyms: Singhalese
Sinhalese (n.)
the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka;
Synonyms: Singhalese / Sinhala
2
Sinhalese (adj.)
of or relating to the Sinhalese languages;
Synonyms: Sinhala / Singhalese
Sinhalese (adj.)
of or relating to the Sinhalese people;
Synonyms: Singhalese
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