Jaffna

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Jaff·na

 (jäf′nə)
A city of extreme northern Sri Lanka on Palk Strait. It was the center of an ancient Tamil culture until the Portuguese conquest of 1619.
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Jaffna

(ˈdʒæfnə)
n
(Placename) a port in N Sri Lanka: for many centuries the capital of a Tamil kingdom. Pop: 149 000 (2005 est)
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Jaff•na

(ˈdʒɑf nə)

n.
a seaport in N Sri Lanka. 118,224.
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