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Vedda

or Ved·dah

[ved-uh]
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noun
  1. a Sri Lankan aborigine.
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Historical Examples

  • Vedda skull dolichocephalic (70.5) and very small, Sakai mesaticephalic , Toala (mixed) low brachycephalic .

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane


British Dictionary definitions for vedda

Vedda

Veddah

noun plural -da, -das, -dah or -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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