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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the earliest people of Sri Lanka, originally forest-dwelling hunters but now almost completely assimilated into the modern Sinhalese population.

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  • proper n. The language of the Veddas.
  • n. One of an indigenous people of Sri Lanka.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of an aboriginal people in Ceylon, classed as of Dravidian stock.

Etymologies

Sinhalese, hunter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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