Sinhala

noun

Sin·​ha·​la sin-ˈhä-lä How to pronounce Sinhala (audio)
siŋ-

Examples of Sinhala in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Learn how to write your name in Sinhala, one of the oldest languages in the world. oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2023 In English, Romanian, Hungarian, German, French and Sinhala with subtitles. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 9 May 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit Siṁhala Sri Lanka

First Known Use

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sinhala was circa 1954

Dictionary Entries Near Sinhala

Cite this Entry

“Sinhala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sinhala. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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