Sinhalese leid

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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
  • Vedda (perhaps a creole)
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

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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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