or Ved·dah



a Sri Lankan aborigine. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vedda

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

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British Dictionary definitions for vedda



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

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 for Vedda

C17: from Sinhalese: hunter, of Dravidian origin

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