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Sri Lanka

Sri Lan·ka

 (srē läng′kə, shrē) Formerly Cey·lon (sĭ-lŏn′, sā-)
An island country in the Indian Ocean off southeast India. Inhabited originally by the Vedda, the island was later invaded by the Sinhalese (6th century bc) and the Tamil (10th century ad). The island's lucrative spice trade was controlled from the 12th century onward by the Arabs, Portuguese, Dutch, and British. Ceylon became a British colony in 1802 and achieved independence in 1948. In 1972 the island was declared a republic, adopting the Sinhalese name of Sri Lanka. A civil war between the government and Tamil separatists began in 1983 and ended in 2009 with the defeat of the Tamil army. Colombo is the capital and the largest city.

Sri Lan′kan adj. & n.

Sri Lankan

(ˌsriː ˈlæŋkən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Sri Lanka or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Sri Lanka or its inhabitants
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sri Lankan - 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
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Adj.1.Sri Lankan - of or relating to Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) or its people or culture; "Sri Lankan beaches"; "Sri Lankan forces fighting the Sinhalese rebels"
Translations

Sri Lankan

[ˌsriːˈlæŋkən]
A. ADJde Sri Lanka
B. Nnativo/a m/f de Sri Lanka, habitante mf de Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan

adjsri-lankisch; he/she is Sri Lankaner/sie ist aus Sri Lanka
nSri-Lanker(in) m(f), → Sri Lanker(in) m(f)

Sri Lankan

[ˈsrɪˈlæŋkən]
1. adjdello Sri Lanka
2. nabitante m/f or nativo/a dello Sri Lanka
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