Type Country & Island
Usage Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Scripts Σρι Λάνκα(Greek) سري لنكا(Malay Jawi)
Pronounced Pron. sree-LAHNG-kə(English) shree-LAHNG-kə(English) sryee-LAN-ka(Polish) ehs-ree-LAN-ka(Spanish) [key · IPA]
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 4/23/2017
From Sinhalese ශ්රී ලංකාව (śrī laṁkāva), itself from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island". This is the name of an island nation in South Asia.