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Sinhala Bible Union Old Version OV52 Margin සිංහල / Sri Lanka Sinhalese Language / Red Edges / Maps

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Sinhala Bible Union Old Version OV52 Margin

සිංහල 

Sri Lanka Sinhalese Language 

Red Edges 

Maps

 

Publisher: The Ceylon Bible Society

 

Printed in 2015 in Korea

12,100 Copies Printed

Second Edition 2007 Text

1580 Pages

ISBN 9789555957670

 

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s famed for its ancient Buddhist ruins, including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya, with its palace and frescoes. The city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's ancient capital, has many ruins dating back more than 2,000 years.

 

Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

Population: 21.2 million (2016) World Bank

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English

 

Ethnic groups (2012): 74.9% Sinhalese සිංහල; 11.2% Sri Lankan Tamils; 9.2% Sri Lankan Moors; 4.2% Indian Tamils; 0.5% other

 

Sinhalese (/sɪnəˈliːz/), known natively as Sinhala (Sinhalese: සිංහල; siṁhala [ˈsiŋɦələ]), is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million. Sinhalese is also spoken as a second language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, totalling about four million. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Sinhalese is written using the Sinhalese script, which is one of the Brahmic scripts, a descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi script closely related to the Kadamba alphabet.

 

Native speakers

16 million (2007)[1]
2 million second language (1997)

Language family

Indo-European

 

 

 

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