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Sinhala is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese people who live in Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese make up the largest mother tongue group in Sri Lanka. Approximately 16 million people use Sinhala as a first language and another 3 million people in Sri Lanka use Sinhala as a second language. Sinhala is one of the [...]
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Sinhala, or Sinhalese or Singhalese, is the official language of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil. It is spoken by about 19 million people. Sinhala has its own writing system, which evolved from the Brahmi script. It is an Indo-Aryan language.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Sinhala-English and the English-Sinhala lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary was made by Renato B. Figueiredo.
List status: © Renato B. Figueiredo
Sinhala > English: 950 words
English > Sinhala: 827 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: September 8, 2008
2. Click here to download the program (2.41 mb)
3. Click here to download the Sinhala word list (344.79 kb)
4. Double click on each file and install in suggested folder.
Do you want to learn Sinhala or get closer to the culture? You could start with Let's speak Sinhala, to learn spoken Sinhala. The lessons consist of grammar structures, functional language and vocabulary introduced in a clear context through a dialogue. The site uses sound files so you can hear the pronunciation of words. Omniglot also has a page describing the origin and features of the Sinhala alphabet.
The Sinhala language page is a directory of websites related to Sinhala language and culture. For online Sinhalese newspapers and media, you can browse the Daily Divaina and BBC Sinhala, the latest BBC World News in Sinhala.