Definition of Vedda in English:

Vedda

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɛdə
 
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noun (plural same or Veddas)

  • A member of an aboriginal people inhabiting the forests of Sri Lanka.
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    • Even Tamil-speaking east coastal Veddas are having their views heard in Colombo for the first time ever.
    • With the new laws it has became very difficult to trace the descent of many of the Vedda people.
    • Even during British times rehabilitation and resettlements of Veddas had been considered.

Origin

from Sinhalese vaddā 'hunter'.

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