WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
Sin•ha•lese  (sin′hə lēz, -lēs), 
adj., n., pl. -lese  for 2.

adj. 
  • Language Varieties, Place Namesof or pertaining to Sri Lanka, its native people, or their language.

  • n. 
  • Language Varietiesa member of the Sinhalese people.
  • 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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