sinhalese


sinhalese

Sinhalese [sin-huh-leez, -lees] EXAMPLES| adjective of or relating to Sri Lanka, its native people, or their language. noun, plural Sin·ha·lese for 2. a member of the Sinhalese people. an Indic language that is the language of the majority of the population of Sri Lanka, including Colombo. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Also Singhalese. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for sinhalese Contemporary Examples of sinhalese

  • Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.

    Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka’s Reign of Terror

    Kapil Komireddi

    November 15, 2013

  • “Our country is a Sinhalese one and we are its unofficial police,” one monk announced.

    What Intolerant Buddhist Monks Are Doing to Sri Lanka

    Kapil Komireddi

    April 12, 2013

  • There are many Sinhalese Buddhists who are mortified by the turn their country has taken under the Rajapaksas.

    What Intolerant Buddhist Monks Are Doing to Sri Lanka

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  • Historical Examples of sinhalese

  • Just as the Tooth was considered to be the palladium of Sinhalese kings.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

  • The Sinhalese, unlike the Hindus, had no native propensity to speculation.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

  • Sinhalese and Burmese traditions also credit him with the despatch of missionaries who converted Suvarṇabhûmi or Pegu.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

  • Such Sinhalese kings as had the power protected the Church and erected magnificent buildings for its service.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

  • The Sinhalese tradition agrees on the whole with the data supplied by Indian inscriptions and Chinese pilgrims.

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Charles Eliot

  • British Dictionary definitions for sinhalese Sinhalese Singhalese or Sinhala noun plural -leses or -lese a member of a people living chiefly in Sri Lanka, where they constitute the majority of the population the language of this people, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family: the official language of Sri Lanka. It is written in a script of Indian origin adjective of or relating to this people or their language Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for sinhalese Sinhalese adj.

    also Singhalese, “pertaining to Sri Lanka,” 1797, from Sanskrit Sinhala “Sri Lanka, Ceylon,” from simhala-, literally “of lions,” from simhah “lion.” As the name of a language spoken there, it is attested from 1801.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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