What does Sinhala mean?

Definitions for Sinhala
sɪnˈhɑ ləsin·hala

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Sinhala.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sinhalese, Singhalese, Sinhalaadjective

    the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka

  2. Sinhala, Singhalese, Sinhaleseadjective

    of or relating to the Sinhalese languages

    "the Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana"


  1. Sinhalanoun

    The indigenous language of the majourity people of Sri Lanka.

  2. Sinhalanoun

    An ancient name for the island of Sri Lanka.

  3. Sinhalanoun

    The kingdom in the island of Sri Lanka mentioned in the Mahabharata.

  4. Etymology: from + suffix that is speculatively connected to Sanskrit verbal root and thus the phrase would originally mean "lion-seizer" or "lion-killer", or it could be connected to Sanskrit which would then render the phrase as "lion blood". The only thing that can with certainty be said is that this word is somehow connected with the term for lion.


  1. sinhala

    Sinhala refers to a subgroup of Indo-Aryan ethnolinguistic group who are native to Sri Lanka, as well as the Indo-Aryan language spoken by them, which is one of the official and national languages of Sri Lanka. Sinhala may also refer to anything related to this ethnic group, including their culture, literature, or customs. Over 16 million people speak this language worldwide.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sinhala in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sinhala in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Sinhala in a Sentence

  1. Pradeep Kumar:

    If these allegations are proven, it will show that they want to destroy the Sinhala race.

  2. Kusal Perera:

    He is popular and a strong campaigner among Sinhala masses with the war victory.

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