Vedda


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Ved·da

also Ved·dah  (vĕd′ə)
n. pl. Vedda or Ved·das also Veddah or Ved·dahs
A member of the earliest people of Sri Lanka, originally forest-dwelling hunters but now almost completely assimilated into the modern Sinhalese population.

[Sinhalese vädda, perhaps from Middle Indic vajjita-, excluded, from Sanskrit varjita-, past passive participle of varjayati, he avoids, shuns, causative of vṛṇakti, he bends, turns.]

Vedda

(ˈvɛdə) or

Veddah

n, pl -da, -das, -dah or -dahs
(Peoples) a member of an aboriginal people of Sri Lanka, characterized by slender build, dark complexion, and wavy hair, noted for their Stone Age technology
[C17: from Sinhalese: hunter, of Dravidian origin]
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A diverse and multicultural country, Sri Lanka is home to many religions, ethnic groups, and languages," De Silva said in her speech, "In addition to the majority Sinhalese, it is home to large groups of Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils, Moors, Burghers, Malays, Kaffirs and the aboriginal Vedda.
Like many anthropologists of their era they were looking for 'older strata' in current populations and considered the Vedda of Ceylon as a more ancient race than the surrounding Sinha or Tamil people.
The Vedda were once hunters and gatherers but they are also practised in a slash-and - burn form of agriculture.
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