Language:  Sinhala

Approximate Global Speakers

15,339,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

63

Scripture Status

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Map Notes
PRIMARY Language
(63 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
Ahinkuntaya Sri Lanka 63,000
Badahala Sri Lanka 117,000
 Batgama Sri Lanka 391,000
Berava Sri Lanka 382,000
Bintanna Sri Lanka 7,000
Bodhivansha Sri Lanka 15,000
 Burgher Sri Lanka 47,000
Couratto Sri Lanka 7,100
Demala Gattara Sri Lanka 8,300
Dodda-Weddah Sri Lanka 39,000
Durava Sri Lanka 749,000
Gahala Sri Lanka 11,000
Gattara Sri Lanka 786,000
Gauraykwallu Sri Lanka 20,000
 Govigama Sri Lanka 576,000
Govigama Patti Sri Lanka 28,000
Govigama Radala Sri Lanka 28,000
Handi Sri Lanka 1,800 ☀︎
Hannali Sri Lanka 345,000
Hanomoreyo Sri Lanka 5,500 ☀︎
Heeri Sri Lanka 18,000
Henawalayo Sri Lanka 20,000
Hinna Sri Lanka 251,000
Hunna Sri Lanka 93,000
Karava Sri Lanka 1,113,000
Kiddea Sri Lanka 16,000
 Kinnara Sri Lanka 29,000
Konta Durayi Sri Lanka 2,000 ☀︎
Kustarogiyo Sri Lanka 16,000
Navandanna Sri Lanka 1,197,000
Oli Sri Lanka 31,000
Pamunu Sri Lanka 31,000
Pannikki Sri Lanka 251,000
Pidayne Danno Sri Lanka 9,100
Porowakara Sri Lanka 61,000
Radava Sri Lanka 376,000
Radayo Sri Lanka 1,800 ☀︎
Rajaka Sri Lanka 154,000
Rodiya Sri Lanka 18,000 ☀︎
Salagama Sri Lanka 322,000
 Sinhalese Australia 71,000 ☀︎
 Sinhalese Brunei 1,300
 Sinhalese Canada 21,000
 Sinhalese Cyprus 8,000
 Sinhalese Denmark 7,200 ☀︎
 Sinhalese China, Hong Kong 800
 Sinhalese India 5,300 ☀︎
 Sinhalese Italy 59,000
 Sinhalese Oman 34,000
 Sinhalese Maldives 2,600
 Sinhalese Libya 16,000
 Sinhalese Malaysia 4,700
 Sinhalese New Zealand 16,000
 Sinhalese Qatar 53,000
 Sinhalese Singapore 17,000
 Sinhalese Thailand 74,000
 Sinhalese United States 11,000
Sinhalese Sri Lanka 190,000
 South Asian, general Switzerland 77,000
Tondagattan Sri Lanka 1,600 ☀︎
Vellidura Sri Lanka 1,300 ☀︎
 Wahumpura Sri Lanka 8,470,000
Yamannu Sri Lanka 80,000
  Totals:  63     29
SECONDARY Language
(24 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 South Asian, general Austria 23,000
 South Asian, general Belgium 33,000
 South Asian, general Cyprus 16,000
 South Asian, general Denmark 65,000
 South Asian, general Ireland 33,000
 South Asian, general Finland 11,000
 South Asian, general France 273,000
 South Asian, general Gibraltar 700
 South Asian, general Germany 194,000
 South Asian, general Iceland 700
 South Asian, general Greece 118,000
 South Asian, general Italy 412,000
 South Asian, general Luxembourg 1,400
 South Asian, general Netherlands 230,000
 South Asian, general Norway 28,000
 South Asian, general Poland 3,500
 South Asian, general Portugal 79,000
 South Asian, general Spain 128,000
 South Asian, general Sweden 65,000
 South Asian, general Romania 1,500
 South Asian, general Russia 35,000
 South Asian, general United Kingdom 3,062,000
 South Asian, general Ukraine 7,700
 Sri Lankan Tamil Sri Lanka 9,700
  Totals:  24     22

Language Alternate Names
Chingalese
Cingalese
Singhala
Singhalese
Sinhalese

Dialects
Rodiya
Sabaragamu Sinhala
Sinhalese
Southern Sinhala
Up-country Sinhala
Uva Province Sinhala

Dialect Alternate Names
Sinhala: Rodiya


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