Singhalese

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Singhalese (ˌsɪŋəˈliːz)
 
n, —adj , pl -leses, -lese
a variant spelling of Sinhalese

Sinhalese or Singhalese (ˌsɪnhəˈliːz)
 
n , -leses, -lese
1.  a member of a people living chiefly in Sri Lanka, where they constitute the majority of the population
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Indic branch of the Indo-European family: the official language of Sri Lanka. It is written in a script of Indian origin
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this people or their language
 
Singhalese or Singhalese
 
n
 
adj

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