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noun pl. Sinhala or Sin·ha·las
- A Sinhalese.
- The Sinhalese language.
Origin: Sinhala Siṇhala, from Sanskrit siṁhalaḥ, Sri Lanka, from siṁhaḥ, lion (perhaps from the former presence of lions there).