Sri Lanka

geographical name
Sri Lan·​ka | \ (ˌ)srē-ˈläŋ-kə How to pronounce Sri Lanka (audio) , (ˌ)shrē-, -ˈlaŋ-\
variants: or formerly Ceylon \ si-​ˈlän How to pronounce Ceylon (audio) , sā-​ \

Definition of Sri Lanka

country in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India; coextensive with the island of Ceylon; capital Colombo area 25,332 square miles (65,610 square kilometers), population 22,577,000

Note: Sri Lanka is an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Other Words from Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan \ (ˌ)srē-​ˈläŋ-​kən How to pronounce Sri Lankan (audio) , (ˌ)shrē-​ , -​ˈlaŋ-​ \ adjective or noun

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