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Vedda

or Ved·dah

[ ved-uh ]

noun

  1. a Sri Lankan Aborigine.


Vedda

/ ˈvɛdə /

noun

  1. a member of an aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, characterized by slender build, dark complexion, and wavy hair, noted for their Stone Age technology


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Vedda1

C17: from Sinhalese: hunter, of Dravidian origin

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Example Sentences

To keep Congress from feeling overwhelmed, Vedda suggests splitting NASA’s budget between year-to-year items checked annually, and long-term programs that are revisited once every two years or so.

The true Vedda are a grave but happy people, quiet, upright, hospitable with a strong love of liberty.

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

The wild Vedda simply leave their dead in a cave, which is then deserted.

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