Type Country & Island
Usage Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Scripts Σρι Λάνκα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. sree-LAHNG-ka(Dutch) sree-LAHNG-kə(English) sree-LANG-kə(English) shree-LAHNG-kə(English) SHREE LAHN-KA(French) SREE LAHN-KA(French) sree LANG-ka(German) sryee-LAN-ka(Polish) ehs-ree-LAN-ka(Spanish) [key·IPA]
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Meaning & History
From Sinhalese ශ්රී ලංකාව (śrī laṁkāva) meaning "holy island", derived from Sanskrit श्री (śrī) meaning "holy, sacred" and लङ्का (laṅkā) meaning "island". This is the name of an island nation in South Asia.