Sinhalese leid

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සිංහල sinhala
Word Sinhala in Yasarath font.svg
Region Sri Lanka
Native speakers 16 million  (2007)[1]
2 million seicont leid (1997)
Leid faimlie
Early forms:
  • Sinhalese
Vedda (perhaps a creole)
Writin seestem 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
Linguasphere 59-ABB-a
Indic script
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Sinhalese (kent natively as Sinhala (Sinhala: සිංහල; singhala [ˈsiŋɦələ]),[2] is the native leid o the Sinhalese fowk, wha mak up the lairgest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, nummerin aboot 16 million.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sinhalese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student's Handbook, Edinburgh