Definition of "sinhalese" []

  • A member of a people living chiefly in Sri Lanka, where they constitute the majority of the population (noun)
  • The language of this people, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family: the official language of Sri Lanka. It is written in a script of Indian origin (noun)
  • Of or relating to this people or their language (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "sinhalese" in a sentence
  • "When the new race called sinhalese was still in its infancy (2500 years ago), Tamil Nadu was a sparsely populated area."
  • "A Colombo where young people dress in sarees, paavada, sarongs and handloom cloths .. stick to the staple foods of kiribath, rice and maalu sodhi .. where all schools regardless of government or not teach sinhalese and tamil as first lingos, and make sri lankan geography and history compulsory ..?"
  • "Sri lanka is a sinhalese Buddhist country from the bigging yet sri lankan government several, times tried to come to peace with"