noun & adjective
- archaic spelling of Sinhalese.More 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.