Sinhalese

noun
Sin·​ha·​lese | \ ˌsiŋ-gə-ˈlēz How to pronounce Sinhalese (audio) , ˌsin-(h)ə-, -ˈlēs \
variants: or Singhalese
plural Sinhalese or Singhalese

Definition of Sinhalese

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

Other Words from Sinhalese

Sinhalese or Singhalese adjective

First Known Use of Sinhalese

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Sinhalese was in 1598

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Sinhala

Sinhalese

sinhalite

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“Sinhalese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sinhalese. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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