Language Schools: Sinhalese

About this language: Sinhalese is the native language of the island Sri Lanka, and the language of the Sinhalese, who make up the largest ethnic group of Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Sinhala is the mother tongue of about the 15 million Sinhalese, and is spoken by other ethnic groups as a second language, totaling about 19 million . It is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil and English.

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