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Sinhalese (kent natively as Sinhala (Sinhala: සිංහල; singhala [ˈsiŋɦələ]),[3] is the native leid o the Sinhalese fowk, wha mak up the lairgest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, nummerin aboot 16 million.

Sinhalese
සිංහල sinhala
Word Sinhala in Yasarath font.svg
Region Sri Lanka
Native speakers
16 million (2007)[1]
2 million seicont leid (1997)
Early form
Dialects
Sinhala alphabet
Sinhalese Braille (Bharati Braille)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
Sri Lanka
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 si
ISO 639-2 sin
ISO 639-3 sin
Glottolog sinh1246[2]
Linguasphere 59-ABB-a

ReferencesEedit

  1. Sinhalese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Sinhala". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student's Handbook, Edinburgh