Sinhalese

Sinhalese translation services

Classification

Indo-European > Indic

Script

Sinhalese

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

13 million

Other names

Sinhala

Official language

Sri Lanka

Interesting Fact

In Sinhalese, the efficient word "ayubowan" can be used for "good morning", "good evening", "good night" and "goodbye".

Profile

Sinhalese is spoken on the island of Sri Lanka by about 15 million people.

Sinhalese is written with the Sinhala writing system. It is based on an abugida, meaning each character contains a consonant plus a vowel as a diacritic. There are 56 syllabi – twice as many as in English.

Interestingly, whilst Sinhala has its fair share of slang and swear words in the spoken form, it is almost impossible to find these in any form of written text.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Localization / Transcreation / Foreign Language Authoring / Translation Quality Assurance / Terminology / Glossaries / Editing / Braille / Sign Language Interpreting / Daisy / Moon / Bilingual and Monolingual Proofreading / Machine Translation / Subtitling / Voice-overs / Multilingual Desktop Publishing / Transcription / Easy Print / Tactile / Diagrams / E-text

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