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9/15/2021, 11:05 AM lezginkas
9/19/2020, 2:36 PM highexpectasians

Name Colombo
Type Settlement
Usage English
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Meaning & History

Probably from the old Sinhalese word kolamba meaning "ferry" or "port". It is popularly believed to be derived from Sinhalese කොලොන් තොට (kolon tota) meaning "port on the river Kelani" or කොල අඹ (kola amba) meaning "leafy mango grove", altered with influence from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus or Latin columba meaning "dove". This is the name of the executive and judicial capital of Sri Lanka.
Added 9/19/2020 by highexpectasians