from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A variant of Sinhalese.
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- proper n. Alternative spelling of Sinhalese.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Same as cingalese.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Cingalese.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the Sinhalese languages
- n. a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
- adj. of or relating to the Sinhalese people
- n. the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
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The people are called Singhalese, but more generally
In this respect the Singhalese are the living mummies of past ages; and realise in their immovable characteristics the Eastern fable of the city whose inhabitants were perpetuated in marble.
They settled in the main lounge, looking out on the sparkling Indian Ocean while two beautiful Singhalese boys in orange-and-green sarongs served tea.
Herself a Hindu Tamil, she fell in love with and married a Buddhist Singhalese man, their marriage a union of the factions still fighting today.
Halfway around the world from Haiti, the 20 million residents of Sri Lanka brace themselves for a what's rumored to be a rigged presidential election Tuesday, in a land torn for 26 years by a civil war whose racial tensions between the Singhalese majority and Tamil minority have not eased.
And she works daily side-by-side with her Singhalese assistant, who "is very easy to love," Hiranthi Siriwardene.
The flying island that is the background of that meeting owes a little to Swift, more to Rene Magritte, and most of all to the Singhalese king Kassapa I (circa 473-491 A.D.)
Many Tamil officials in the administration had to resign because of their unawareness to the Singhalese language.
‘Sinhala only’ act also caused a stir in the nation for implementing Singhalese as national and official language of the country.
The death of LTTE is not the solution to bring peace among the Singhalese and Tamilians.