Sri Lanka

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව(ś‍rī laṁkāva), from Sanskrit श्री(śrī, holy) and लंका(lankā, island).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɹiˈlɑːŋkə/, /sɹiˈlæŋkə/, /ʃɹiˈlɑːŋkə/[1][2]
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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka

  1. Country in South Asia. Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  2. The island comprising most of this country.

Usage notes[edit]

“Sri Lanka” has been the official name since 1972; prior to that it was Ceylon.

Place names are a source of controversy in Sri Lankan politics, in connection with the Sri Lankan Civil War, and some find “Sri Lanka” to be too Sinhalese. A Tamil name is Eelam, and some Tamil political parties retain “Ceylon” in their name, such as the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and the Ceylon Workers' Congress.

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References[edit]
  1. ^ "Sri Lanka" in several reference works
  2. ^ Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary

Asturian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka f

  1. Sri Lanka (a country in South Asia)

Dutch[edit]

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Sri Lanka n

  1. Sri Lanka (an island and a country)

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව(ś‍rī laṁkāva), from Sanskrit श्री(śrī, holy) and लंका(lankā, island).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɹiː laʰŋ̊ka/

Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka n

  1. Sri Lanka

Finnish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka

  1. Sri Lanka

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Sri Lanka (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Sri Lanka
genitive Sri Lankan
partitive Sri Lankaa
illative Sri Lankaan
singular plural
nominative Sri Lanka
accusative nom. Sri Lanka
gen. Sri Lankan
genitive Sri Lankan
partitive Sri Lankaa
inessive Sri Lankassa
elative Sri Lankasta
illative Sri Lankaan
adessive Sri Lankalla
ablative Sri Lankalta
allative Sri Lankalle
essive Sri Lankana
translative Sri Lankaksi
instructive
abessive Sri Lankatta
comitative

German[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka n ‎(genitive Sri Lankas)

  1. Sri Lanka

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Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka

  1. Sri Lanka

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka

  1. Sri Lanka

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Polish[edit]

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Sri Lanka f

  1. Sri Lanka

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Portuguese[edit]

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Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka (a country and island in South Asia)

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Spanish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka ?

  1. Sri Lanka