Cingalese


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Cin`ga`lese´


n. sing. &1.A native or natives of Ceylon descended from its primitive inhabitants
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(as we are assured by the "Floriste Francaise," the most highly considered authority in matters relating to this flower) is the first word in the Cingalese tongue which was ever used to designate that masterpiece of floriculture which is now called the tulip.
This munificent charity from the man of the waters to the poor Cingalese was accepted with a trembling hand.
When the tourist season was over, the steamer ran between London and Australia, stopping at Ceylon, and there Olsen sold the ivory to a Cingalese jeweller for two imitation sapphires.
Governor Gordon wrote later, "...in the Candian provinces, from ten years of age, the men may be three months of the year in requisition, working under the white task master's lash..." Lieutenant De Butts wrote "dragged from their homes to toil in a service for which they received no sort of remuneration, the Cingalese in many instances failed, from actual inanition and died at the feet of their Christian task masters..." But the troops of the Empire were now well established at strategic locations of the Kandyan Kingdom and the dissension that D'Oyly so carefully nurtured among the chiefs festered.
Il gruppo di studenti stranieri era composto da cinque ragazzi, tre maschi e due femmine, di tre etnie diverse: filippina (tre soggetti), cingalese (un soggetto), georgiano (un soggetto), che al momento dell'osservazione risiedevano in Italia da un periodo variabile da uno a tre anni.
Certainly the only oriental whom I met, the Cingalese Bandaranaike, returned to Colombo fiercely anti-British.
Baillie wrote The Bride at the prompting of Sir Alexander Johnston, a British colonial official, who suggested that she compose a drama to be translated into "Cingalese" and staged in "Ceylon" to serve for the moral improvement of the natives of the island.
[...] Abbiamo girato nel quartiere dove vive la comunita cingalese, sono piu di 7000.