Sri Lanka



Scope note(s)

  • Comprises island of the same name and small islets. Settled by proto-Australoid peoples from southern Asia; Indo-Europeans immigrated here in the 5th century BCE, developed into Sinhalese; was Buddhist center by 3rd century BCE; invasions by Hindu Tamils from India 1st-12th century; visited by Arabs in the 12th century, by Europeans in the 16th century; official languages are Sinhalese and Tamil, though English is also used.

Source note(s)

  • Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (ID: 1000110)

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Hierarchical terms

Sri Lanka

BT Asia

Sri Lanka

Equivalent terms

Sri Lanka

  • UF Shrī Laṁkā
  • UF Shrī Laṁkā Prajātāntrika Samājavādī Janarajaya
  • UF Ilaṅkai
  • UF Ilaṅkai Jaṉanāyaka Choṣhalichak Kuṭiyarachu

Associated terms

Sri Lanka

1 Archival description results for Sri Lanka