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Noun: Sinhalese  ,sin-hu'leez
  1. The Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
    - Singhalese, Sinhala
  2. A native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
    - Singhalese
Adjective: Sinhalese  ,sin-hu'leez
  1. Of or relating to the Sinhalese languages
    "the Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana";
    - Sinhala, Singhalese
  2. Of or relating to the Sinhalese people
    "The Sinhalese are the main ethnic group of Sri Lanka";
    - Singhalese

Derived forms: Sinhaleses

Type of: Asian, Asiatic, Sanskrit, Sanskritic language

Part of: Ceylon [archaic], Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Encyclopedia: Sinhalese