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Sinhalese

[ sin-huh-leez, -lees ]
/ ˌsɪn həˈliz, -ˈlis /
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adjective

of or relating to Sri Lanka, its native people, or their language.

noun, plural Sin·ha·lese for 2.

a member of the Sinhalese people.
an Indic language that is the language of the majority of the population of Sri Lanka, including Colombo.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sinhalese

Sinhalese

Singhalese or Sinhala

/ (ˌsɪnhəˈliːz) /

noun

plural -leses or -lese a member of a people living chiefly in Sri Lanka, where they constitute the majority of the population
the language of this people, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family: the official language of Sri Lanka. It is written in a script of Indian origin

adjective

of or relating to this people or their language
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