Sri Lankan Baby Names & Sri Lankan Names
The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil, however, many more Indo-Aryan languages are spoken in the country. The languages of this island nation have been greatly influenced by neighboring India, the Maldives and Malaysia. Historically, Arab settlers and colonial powers from Britain, the Netherlands and Portugal have also affected the development of the languages in Sri Lanka. About 74% of the population speaks Sinhala, which is derived from ancient Brahmi script. Visit Baby Name World to begin your search for a Sinhalese or Indian baby name and name meanings.