Ceylonese

[ see-luh-neez, -nees, sey- ]
/ ˌsi ləˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌseɪ- /

adjective

of or relating to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), its people, or their language.

noun, plural Cey·lon·ese.

a native or inhabitant of Ceylon.

Origin of Ceylonese

First recorded in 1790–1800; Ceylon + -ese

Related forms

pro-Cey·lo·nese, adjective, noun, plural pro-Cey·lo·nese.
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Ceylonese

/ (ˌsɛləˈniːz, ˌsiːlə-) /

adjective

of or relating to Ceylon or its inhabitants
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