Definition of Sinhalese

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka.

Exact synonyms: Singhalese
Group relationships: Ceylon, Democratic Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Generic synonyms: Asian, Asiatic



2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Sinhalese languages. "The Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana"
Exact synonyms: Singhalese, Sinhala

3. Noun. The Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka.
Exact synonyms: Singhalese, Sinhala
Generic synonyms: Sanskrit, Sanskritic Language

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the Sinhalese people. "Sinhalese rebels fighting the Tamils"
Exact synonyms: Singhalese

Definition of Sinhalese

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the majority ethnic group of Sri Lanka, their Indo-Aryan language, or their culture. ¹

2. Noun. A Sinhalese person: a member of the majority ethnic group of Sri Lanka. ¹

3. Proper noun. The Indo-Aryan language of the Sinhalese people (the majority ethnic group of Sri Lanka). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinhalese

Sinendé
Sinequan
Singan
Singapore
Singapore dollar
Singapore dollars
Singaporean
Singaporeans
Singapura
Singaraja
Singh
Singhalese
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Singlish
Sinhala
Sinhalese (current term)
Sini
Sinic
Sinicism
Sinicisms
Sinicized
Sinicizing
Sinitic
Sinitic language
Sinkiang
Sinn Fein
Sinn Féin
Sinningia
Sinningia speciosa
Sino-

Literary usage of Sinhalese

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Sinhalese kings most famous for success in their conflict with the Tamils, ... The ancient capital of the Sinhalese kings was Anuradha- pura, ..."

2. The Classical Poetry of the Japanese by Basil Hall Chamberlain (1880)
"A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of Sanskrit, Pali, and Sinhalese Literary Works of ... NOTES ON THE Sinhalese LANGUAGE. No. 1. On the Formation of the Plural of ..."

3. Introduction to the Study of Language: A Critical Survey of the History and by Berthold Delbrück (1882)
"A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE of Sanskrit, Pali, and Sinhalese Literary Works of ... NOTES ON THE Sinhalese LANGUAGE. No. 1. On the Formation of the Plural of ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Races and Religions The races of Ceylon are low-country Sinhalese. ... Generally Sinhalese who trace their descent to a low-country district are classified ..."

5. Official Handbook & Catalogue of the Ceylon Courts: With Map and Illustrations by Ceylon (1893)
"Standard Reader (Sinhalese) 154 A Third Standard Reader (Sinhalese) 153 A Second Reading ... 1702 Sinhalese Almanac for 1892 1705 Sinhalese Price Lists 1704 ..."

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