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Cingalese Line breaks: Cin¦gal|ese
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪŋɡəˈliːz/

Definition of Cingalese in English:

noun& adjective

Archaic spelling of Sinhalese.
Example sentences
  • His early education was in Cingalese, his mother-tongue, but he was later educated in English and attended an English College.
  • A British visitor in the late eighteenth century says, ‘The Cingalese neither keep their women in confinement nor impose on them any humiliating constraints.’
  • I knew but very little of the Cingalese language.


Late 16th century: from French Cinghalais, from Sanskrit Siṃhala 'Sri Lanka' + -ese.

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