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Indigenous Communities from Sri Lanka

Sinhalese | Tamil | Wanniya-laeto |

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Sinhalese
 
Indigenous Group Sinhalese (Sub-Groups: Kandyan Sinhalese, Low Country Sinhalese)
Location Sri Lanka, Central and Southwestern regions
Estimated Population 19,905,165 (July 2004, CIA Factbook)
Environment Mountains (Kandyan Sinhalese) and coastal lowlands (Low Country Sinhalese).
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Fishing / Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Completely Assimilated
Language Family Sinhala (also known as Sinhalese, Singhalese, Cingalese)
Classification:
Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages Dialect - Rodiya.
Website URLs http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/...
http://www.sinhala.net
http://www.sinhalanet.org
NGOs Sinhala Community Development Foundation, International Sinhela (Hela) Centre.

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