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Vedda

or Veddah

[ved-uh] /ˈvɛd ə/
noun
1.
a Sri Lankan aborigine.
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  • Vedda skull dolichocephalic (70.5) and very small, Sakai mesaticephalic , Toala (mixed) low brachycephalic .

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
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Vedda

/ˈvɛdə/
noun (pl) -da, -das, -dah, -dahs
1.
a member of an aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, characterized by slender build, dark complexion, and wavy hair, noted for their Stone Age technology
Word Origin
C17: from Sinhalese: hunter, of Dravidian origin
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