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