Ceylon

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Σελεδίβα (Seledíba), from Pali sīhaḷa, from Sanskrit सिंहल (siṁhala) द्वीप (dvīpa, island); siṃhala derived from सिंह (siṁha, lion).

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Ceylon

  1. The old name for Sri Lanka, prior to 1972.

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The term Ceylon is generally considered archaic, having been replaced by Sri Lanka, but it is still used in some contexts; see usage notes for Sri Lanka.

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