Sinhala language resources – Language Links Database

Sinhala – is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Sinhalese people of Sri Lanka, who make up the largest ethnic group on the island, numbering about 16 million. Sinhala is also spoken as the first language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, totaling about 4 million people as of 2001. It is written using the Sinhala script, which is one of the Brahmic scripts; a descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi script closely related to the Kadamba script.


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Native speakers: 17 million (2012)

Official language in: Sri Lanka

Sinhala Grammar and Pronunciation


  • MyLanguages.org - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Sinhala grammar.
  • Wiki Books - alphabet and vocabulary
  • Omniglot.com - alphabet, grammar & pronunciation
  • Google Books - Sidath Sangarawa: "A Grammar of the Sinhalese Language" PDF
  • Google Books - "A Grammar of the Sinhalese Language" PDF
  • 17 Minute Languages - Sinhalese alphabet

Sinhala Reading Materials


Sinhala Dictionaries


Sinhala Listening and Video Resources


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