Sinhalese

noun Sin·ha·lese \ ˌsiŋ-gə-ˈlēz , ˌsin-(h)ə- , -ˈlēs \
variants: or Singhalese

Definition of Sinhalese

plural Sinhalese or Singhalese
1 : a member of a people that inhabit Sri Lanka and form a major part of its population
2 : the Indo-Aryan language of the Sinhalese people

Sinhalese

or Singhalese adjective

First Known Use of sinhalese

1598

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Sinhalese

Definition of Sinhalese for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a group of people who live in Sri Lanka

  • : the language of the Sinhalese people


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