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n. & adj.
A variant of Sinhalese.
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n, adjpl -leses or -lese
1. (Peoples) a variant spelling of Sinhalese
2. (Languages) a variant spelling of Sinhalese
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Sin•ha•lese(ˌsɪn həˈliz, -ˈlis)
n., pl. -lese.
1. a member of an Indo-Aryan-speaking, chiefly Buddhist people comprising the majority of the inhabitants of Sri Lanka.
2. the Indo-Aryan language of the Sinhalese.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Sinhalese.
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|Noun||1.||Singhalese - a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka|
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Ceylon - a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
|2.||Singhalese - the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka|
|Adj.||1.||Singhalese - of or relating to the Sinhalese languages; "the Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana"|
|2.||Singhalese - of or relating to the Sinhalese people; "Sinhalese rebels fighting the Tamils"|
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