The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Sinhalese

3 Words Listed


Sinhalese Language Notes

Sinhalese is an Indo-European language spoken on the island of Sri Lanka.


WordMeaningNotes
beriberi weakness Tropical disease cause by vitamin deficiency.
rogue savage elephant living apart from the herd  
tourmaline   A mineral possessing unusual electrical properties.

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