noun, plural Sin·ha·lese for 2.
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Contemporary Examples of sinhalese
Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka’s Reign of Terror
November 15, 2013
“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.
Historical Examples of sinhalese
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.