What does Sinhalese mean?

Definitions for Sinhalese
ˌsɪn həˈliz, -ˈlissin·halese

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sinhalese, Singhalesenoun

    a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka

  2. Sinhalese, Singhalese, Sinhalaadjective

    the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka

  3. Sinhala, Singhalese, Sinhaleseadjective

    of or relating to the Sinhalese languages

    "the Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana"

  4. Singhalese, Sinhaleseadjective

    of or relating to the Sinhalese people

    "Sinhalese rebels fighting the Tamils"


  1. Sinhalesenoun

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

  2. Sinhaleseadjective

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

  3. Sinhalesenoun

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


  1. sinhalese

    The term "Sinhalese" primarily refers to two related concepts associated with Sri Lanka. Firstly, it refers to an ethnic group native to Sri Lanka, also known as the Sinhala people, who make up the majority of the island's population. Secondly, "Sinhalese" refers to the Indo-Aryan language spoken by these people, also known as Sinhala, which is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka. Sinhalese culture, history, and tradition have significantly influenced Sri Lankan society due to their population majority.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sinhalese

    sin′ha-lēz, n. and adj. the same as Cingalese and Singhalese.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sinhalese in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sinhalese in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Sinhalese in a Sentence

  1. Pradeepa Jayasinghe:

    Its common for Tamil and Sinhalese Christians to marry each other, weve always understood each other very well. We were raised from childhood together.

  2. Kusal Perera:

    This election will be decided by the large majority of Sinhalese Buddhists who believe they need a hardline president to put things right. The Tamils and Muslims will be left out in deciding the president.

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    close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
    • A. assault
    • B. investigating
    • C. bash
    • D. ransom

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