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Encyclopedia > Sinhala language

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Sinhala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1028 words)
It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indoeuropean languages.
The closest relative of Sinhala is the language of the Maldives, Dhivehi.
Geiger, Wilhelm: A Grammar of the Sinhalese Language, Colombo 1938.
Sinhala Only Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (756 words)
The law mandated Sinhala (the language spoken by Sinhalese people who compromise 74% of the Sri Lankas' population and by a majority of Tamil and Muslim people), as the sole official language of Sri Lanka.
Until the passage of the Free Education Bill in 1944, education in the English language was the preserve of the subaltern elite and the ordinary people had little knowledge of it.
By most Tamils the "Sinhala Only Act" was and is seen as a watershed and the foundation of the current civil war in the country.
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