ISO 639-3: sin
||15,500,000 in Sri Lanka (2007). Population total all countries: 15,568,750.
||Widespread in Sri Lanka except some districts in the north, east, and center. Also in Canada, Libya, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States.
||Cingalese, Singhala, Singhalese, Sinhalese
||Rodiya. There is a great difference between the literary and the colloquial language. The Rodiya dialect is spoken by low caste Rodiya people.
||Indo-European, Indo-Iranian, Indo-Aryan, Sinhalese-Maldivian
||Official language. National language. 2,000,000 L2 speakers (1997).
||Fully developed. Bible: 1823–1982.
||SOV; 7 long vowels, 7 short vowels, 24 consonants, including 4 which are prenasalized; gender, number, and case agreement between subject and verb in literary Sinhala. Buddhist, Christian.
Also spoken in: