A city of southern Sri Lanka on the Indian Ocean. It was a trade center for the Chinese and Arabs by 100 bc and later flourished as a Portuguese and Dutch port.
(place) Seaport in SW Sri Lanka.
Galle Sentence Examples
Some vases of this character, shown by Emile Galle and Daum Freres of Nancy, possessed considerable beauty.
These improvements caused Galle to be abandoned as a port of call for steamers in favour of Colombo, while Trincomalee has been abandoned as a naval station.
The Dutch company opened up a profitable trade with Japan and China, and prosecuted the war against Portugal with great vigour, invading Portuguese India and capturing Point de Galle in 1640, Malacca in 1641, Cochin and Cannanore in 1663.