noun, plural Sin·ha·lese for 2.
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Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.
“Our country is a Sinhalese one and we are its unofficial police,” one monk announced.
There are many Sinhalese Buddhists who are mortified by the turn their country has taken under the Rajapaksas.
The chief copper-workers in the island are the Veddahs, an aboriginal tribe of the interior closely allied to the Sinhalese.Chats on Old Copper and Brass|Fred. W. Burgess
Buddhaghosa distinguishes clearly between text and comment, between Pali and Sinhalese documents.
The Sinhalese chronicles, as mentioned, say that it was brought to Ceylon in the ninth year of Sirimeghavaṇṇa.
His version supplanted the Sinhalese (since lost) and is now the only record remaining of the ancient tradition.The Buddha's Path of Virtue|Frank Lee Woodward
Parker notes that in another Sinhalese form of this story both persons institute law-suits.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
Singhalese or Sinhala
also 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.