Wikijunior:Languages/Sinhalese

What writing system(s) does this language use?Edit

How many people speak this language?Edit

About 15.6 million people.

Where is this language spoken?Edit

Sri Lanka.

What is the history of this language?Edit

It is believed that about the 5th century BC, settlers from north-eastern India reached the island of Sri Lanka. This group of settlers is referred to as prince Vijaya and his entourage in the chronicle Mahavamsa. These new settlers merged with the native Hela tribes known as Yakka, Naga who spoke Elu language, and a new nation called Sinhala came to exist.

Who are some famous authors or poets in this language?Edit

What are some basic words in this language that I can learn?Edit

What is a simple song/poem/story that I can learn in this language?Edit

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Last modified on 12 September 2012, at 20:59