Jaffna

geographical name
Jaff·​na | \ ˈjäf-nə How to pronounce Jaffna (audio) \

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city in northern Sri Lanka on the Jaffna Peninsula population 81,000

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“Jaffna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jaffna. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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