Sri Lanka

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geographical name Sri Lan·ka \(ˌ)srē-ˈläŋ-kə, (ˌ)shrē-, -ˈlaŋ-\
variants: or formerly

Ceylon

\si-ˈlän, sā-\play

Definition of Sri Lanka

  1. country in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India; coextensive with the island of Ceylon; capital Colombo area 25,332 square miles (65,863 square kilometers), population 20,300,000 Sri Lanka is an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Sri Lankan

play \-ˈläŋ-kən, -ˈlaŋ-\ adj or noun

SRI LANKA Defined for English Language Learners

Sri Lanka

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geographical name Sri Lan·ka \(ˌ)srē-ˈläŋ-kə, (ˌ)shrē-, -ˈlaŋ-\

Definition of Sri Lanka for English Language Learners

  • : country in the Indian Ocean, consisting of the island of Ceylon



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