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Sin•ha•lese  (sin′hə lēz, -lēs),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -lese  for 2.
adj. 
  1. Language Varieties, Place Namesof or pertaining to Sri Lanka, its native people, or their language.

n. 
  1. Language Varietiesa member of the Sinhalese people.
  2. Language Varietiesan Indic language that is the language of the majority of the population of Sri Lanka, including Colombo. Also,  Singhalese. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Sinhalese /ˌsɪnhəˈliːz/, Singhalese, Sinhala n
  1. ( -leses, -lese) a member of a people living chiefly in Sri Lanka, where they constitute the majority of the population
  2. 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
adj
  1. of or relating to this people or their language



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