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.

Usage notes[edit]

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“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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Pronunciation[edit]

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Sri Lanka ?

  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

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German[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka n (genitive Sri Lankas)

  1. Sri Lanka

Italian[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka

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Norwegian[edit]

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]

Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka (a country in South Asia)

Spanish[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Sri Lanka ?

  1. Sri Lanka