Languages

Sinhala

Fact corner

  • Language: Sinhala
  • Alternate names: SINHALESE, SINGHALESE, SINGHALA, CINGALESE
  • SIL-code: Ethnologue:sin
  • Language family: Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Sinhalese-Maldivian
  • Number of speakers: 13220000
  • Script: -

Introduction

There is a great difference between the literary and the colloquial language. The Rodiya dialect is spoken by low caste Rodiya people. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. SOV; 7 long vowels, 7 short vowels, 24 consonants, including 4 which are prenasalized; gender, number, and case agreement between subject and verb in literary Sinhala. Sinhalese script, which is syllabic. Earliest writing dates to 3rd century B.C. Buddhist. Bible 1823-1982.


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References

  • Geiger, Wilhelm. A Grammar of the Sinhalese language. Asian Educational Services. Colombo. 1938.
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