of Sri Lanka or its principal people, language, or culture
Origin of Sinhalese; from Sanskrit Si?hala, Sri Lanka + -ese
- pl. -·lese′ a member of the principal people of Sri Lanka
- the Indo-Aryan language of this people
nounpl. Sinhalese or Singhalese
- A member of a people constituting the majority of the population of Sri Lanka.
- The Indic language of the Sinhalese that is the chief language of Sri Lanka.
Of or relating to Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese, or their language or culture.
Origin of SinhaleseSanskrit Si&mdot;halam, Sri Lanka + –ese.